Why has the line been crossed?

Updated: April 16, 2012, 10:04 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Dan Boyle was in midsentence, glancing up at the TV.

"It seems like every shift guys are trying to start stuff," the veteran Sharks blueliner said Sunday just as another fight broke out in Philadelphia.

"Just as you said that, look," teammate Marc-Edouard Vlasic pointed to the Penguins-Flyers game on the tube in the dressing room.

A weekend full of fisticuffs and cheap shots around the NHL playoffs has people around the sport buzzing.

Just what exactly ...

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