It didn’t take long for the main event to erupt in Saturday’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders.
Less than seven minutes into the first period, Philadelphia’s Jay Rosehill and New York’s Eric Boulton dropped the mitts in a spirited and lengthy fight.
The two heavyweights threw numerous right and left haymakers. Rosehill got the early upper hand but Boulton battled back. Too even to score a winner, as the scrap ended right around center ice with the linesman coming between the two combatants.
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.