Jarome Iginla, Nathan Horton

Video: Horton leaves game after fighting Iginla


Today’s game between the Penguins and Bruins was emotionally charged on many levels but the dislike of Jarome Iginla by fans in Boston may now have an added layer to it.

Iginla dropped the gloves with Bruins rugged forward Nathan Horton for a short, seemingly uneventful bout in the first period. Check out the action courtesy of hockeyfights.com.

Horton headed straight to the locker room following the fight appearing to be shaking his hand. During the first intermission, the Bruins announced Horton would not return to the game because of an injury.

We’ll keep you posted on just what’s wrong with Horton, but Boston fans should hope that the issue doesn’t have to do with his head after he’s gone through concussion issues the past few years.

WATCH LIVE: Lightning at Red Wings

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Mike Babcock’s reign with the Detroit Red Wings ended in another first-round defeat, yet it may be lost in time just how close that series was.

Yes, the Tampa Bay Lightning shut down the Red Wings to win Game 7 at home, but Ben Bishop deserves a ton of the credit. The Red Wings snagged the puck for much of the contest, just not enough to beat the big goalie.

While change is in the air in Detroit, the Bolts are largely the same squad that generated a nice showing in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final. We’ll get to see if the Red Wings gain a measure of revenge on NBCSN tonight, with home-ice advantage this time around.


After healthy scratch, Severson vows to play ‘next 80 games’

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Damon Severson was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

It’s the last game he wants to miss this season.

“I had a good chat with a few people and just pretty much said, ‘I want to be in the next 80 games,’” Severson said, per The Record. “I sat out my game and that’s all I want to be out for for the year.”

Severson is one of the Devils’ most important young players. But this is also the 21-year-old defenseman’s sophomore season, and that’s when slumps can occur.

Hence, the early message he was sent by the coaching staff.

Severson is expected to be back in the lineup tonight when New Jersey hosts Nashville.

“He doesn’t have to be perfect,” coach John Hynes told reporters. “We’d just like to see him have a high compete level. We know he’s ready to go. We had a couple of good meetings with him. He’s in a good spot mentally. I know he’s ready to roll.”