Matt Rempe, other Rangers describe ‘wicked’ line brawl with Devils

TARRYTOWN – A smiling Matt Rempe walked into the Rangers’ locker room at the MSG Training Center following Thursday’s optional practice, looked around at the horde of reporters and simply said: “That was a banger.”

He was, of course, describing the line brawl that broke out between the Blueshirts and Devils as soon as the puck dropped in Wednesday’s 4-3 win at Madison Square Garden.

The way an animated Rempe told the story, dropping the gloves to squash the beef between he and New Jersey enforcer Kurtis MacDermid came as no surprise. But the way it played out, with four other fights erupting simultaneously, had the 6-foot-8 rookie grinning from ear to ear.

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