Tempers flared between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday.
Lightning forward J.T. Brown rocked Islanders star John Tavares with an open-ice hit early in the second period. As you might expect, there was a response. Scott Mayfield skated right after Brown, and the two dropped the gloves for a lengthy fight inside the Bolts’ zone.
Mayfield was also given an instigator penalty and a misconduct.
Meanwhile, the Islanders trailed the Lightning 4-0 at the end of two periods.