The last time the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning met, there was plenty of bad blood.
Looks like that carried over in the last nearly five months.
With just under three minutes to play in the first period of the two sides’ round-robin game, Bolts winger Blake Coleman laid a big, open-ice hit on Boston defenseman Brandon Carlo.
Torey Krug saw the hit while carrying the puck, so he fired the puck away and immediately engaged with Coleman. The two squared up and scrapped briefly before Coleman wrestled Krug to the ground.
The B’s defenseman isn’t the biggest fighter, but it was a commendable, spirited effort to defend his teammate.
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