Say what you will about Matt Martin; if nothing else, he can get a rise out of opponents.
It’s up to the Toronto Maple Leafs to get the most out of his agitating ways, but one way or another, he got under the skin of multiple Montreal Canadiens during the Habs’ eventual 5-3 win on Saturday.
Watch in the chaotic video above as Martin aggressively pursues Jeff Petry to land a hit, gets into an unpleasant exchange or two with other Habs and inspires two different fights. It’s quite the scene.
The two rivals combined for 76 penalty minutes and at least two highlight-worthy goals, which you can view here.
Here’s a vote for a playoff series between these two upstarts, whether that happens as soon as this year or in the near future. If that happens, expect Martin to make even more “friends” in Montreal.