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Photos: Ducks, Sharks get ready to rumble .... then rumble

April 27, 2009 |  9:22 pm

Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf and Sharks' Joe Thornton fight at the beginning of their NHL playoff game.

Photo: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire

San Jose Sharks Coach Todd McLellan was sure that any hard feelings between the Sharks' Joe Thornton and the Ducks' Ryan Getzlaf had evaporated, and their Game 5 dust-up was in the past.

That was Monday morning.

Two seconds into Monday night's game, Getzlaf and Thornton went at it, following the opening faceoff, proving once again that elephants, and hockey players, never forget.

More photos of the fisticuffs ...

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Photo: Christine Cotter / Los Angeles Times.

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Photo: Jeff Gross / Getty Images

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Photo: Jeff Gross / Getty Images.

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Photo: Gary A. Vasquez / US Presswire

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Photo: Paul Buck / EPA

-- Chris Foster

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