WATCH: Vlad Namestnikov wrestles Brad Marchand to the ice!

You don't often see him drop the mitts!

Michael Whitaker

You know it's getting the crowd fired up when a player who doesn't traditionally drop the gloves gets into it with an opponent that was voted to be the most disliked amongst his peers.

Detroit Red Wings forward Vladislav Namestnikov got into it with Boston's Brad Marchand in the 2nd period of today's game at Little Caesars Arena, landing a good punch to the side of the notorious pest's head before landing on top of him. The adoring home crowd in the Motor City then especially loved Namestnikov's gesture to them afterwards: