Twitter reacts to Matthew Tkachuk-Zack Kassian 'Battle of Alberta' fight

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It took some time.

Sixteen minutes and 35 seconds to be exact.

But in the end, everyone got what they wanted: The Calgary Flames' Matthew Tkachuk stood up for himself, the Edmonton Oilers' Zack Kassian got his pound of flesh and the fans were entertained in the latest installment of the "Battle of Alberta."

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Following the last game where Kassian threw Tkachuk around after a second hit the Oilers forward did not like, expectations were high for the two to settle things on the ice. While they didn't go earlier in the first period when they lined up for a faceoff, and no one saw the undercard of Sean Monahan-Ryan Nugent-Hopkins happening, they finally dropped the gloves.

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And of course, Twitter had to weigh in on the two going toe to toe.

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