Mike Rupp's night is finished after he picked up 14 minutes in penalties for roughing Martin Brodeur and participating in the melee that ensued during the third period of Game 4 of the 2012 NHL Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. Rupp lit up Peter Harrold behind the Devils' net, and as he came back around front he gave Brodeur an unfriendly shove to the face causing a brawl.
With less than 14 minutes remaining in the game, Rupp's 10-minute game misconduct and two minor penalties essentially amounted to an ejection. It is not surprising that things finally got out of hand in the series considering the bad blood that was displayed between the two teams during the regular season.
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