Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders have two fights off the opening faceoff -

Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders have two fights off the opening faceoff

Right off the drop of the puck these two teams started going at it.  Not just one, but two pairs of guys squared off to get the game started.  Lightning’s BJ Crombeen squared off first with the Islanders’ Matt Martin and had a pretty good tilt.  These two know each other well, and they fought last year too.

The other pair that got mixed it up was Tampa Bay’s Pierre-Cedric Labrie and the Islanders’ Joe Finley.  This fight was tougher to see because the camera spent most of it’s time on the first one.  Both fights were a draw, but highly entertaining and it’s not often that you get to see two fights at the same time in the NHL.

[Hockeyfights.com]

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