The Columbus Blue Jackets visit to L.A. wasn’t even two minutes old before things began to get out of hand at the Staples Center.
It started with Columbus forward Corey Tropp hitting Kings’ Justin Williams from behind with an elbow.
Tropp did not receive a penalty for the hit. Matt Greene meanwhile got five minutes for fighting, two minutes for instigating and a 10 minute misconduct.
Moments later, as the teams were lining up for a face-off, Jordan Nolan decided to poke Scott Hartnell from the bench.
Hartnell recieved a two minute penalty for his swing and miss.