TORONTO -- Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier says an event like a big brawl can help bring a team together.
The Maple Leafs' rivalry with the Buffalo Sabres hit another level in Sunday's preseason game. The wild melee included one player coming off the bench and a rare goalie fight.
Bernier says that while the club doesn't want any of its players suspended to start the season, he's pleased that teammates stepped up for each other.
Maple Leafs forward David Clarkson is expected to receive a 10-game ban for leaving the bench.
Bernier even dropped the gloves with Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller.