There are almost too many unwritten rules violations to count so Dorsett skated after Neil which also might be a violation of the unwritten fighters’ rules, but two violations make a right and it says so right there on page [invisible number] of the unwritten rule book of hockey fights. Honor was lost. Respect was earned. Toughness was maintained. Without this scrap, the Senators never could have come back to win 4-3 in overtime. Remember kids, don’t do that thing if you play hockey. It’s tradition.
It’s also the reason coaches get fired after wins, I guess.