Via SportsNet

The Leafs’ Nazem Kadri and Sharks’ Joe Thornton got chippy with each other about as fast as possible tonight—sniping at each other in the faceoff circle to the point of getting kicked out of the circle before dropping gloves to start fighting, all of two seconds into the game.

All about getting right to the point.

Update (11:15 p.m. ET): The chunk of Thornton’s beard that got yanked out here has been preserved for posterity.