It was a pretty ugly moment, as Borowiecki delivered a questionable blow to start things off and Gionta did … not respond kindly.
Interestingly, the Ottawa Senators are set to get a five-minute power play from the exchange, as the New Jersey Devils were the only ones penalized. That could be a real game-changer in a tight contest.
Stephanie (aka “My Regular Face”) provided two angles of the incident in GIF form:
Generally speaking, spearing infractions draw suspensions rather than fines. How would you handle the situation?