Bruins and Lightning drop gloves just seconds after Saturday’s switch


Garnet Hathaway and Pat Maroon battled it out, while Jakub Lauko and Ross Colton battled to open Saturday’s match.

There were a pair of scraps to open Saturday’s Bruins-Lightning game. Barry Chin/Personal Globe

Saturday’s Bruins-Lightning game was physical from the jump.

Players from both teams dropped the gloves just seconds after Saturday’s switch. Bruins winger Garnet Hathaway went at it with Lightning winger Pat Maroon, with both players chirping before the game’s first face-off before trading fists.

Maroon appeared to get the most out of Hathaway in their physical exchange, with the Lightning forward landing several punches in a row before both players were sent off for a fight.

Bruins center Jacob Lauko also got into play with Lightning center Ross Colton as the two faced off on the ice. Both players were penalized, but Colton picked up a minor double fault to give the Bruins a power play just nine seconds into the game.

Boston didn’t capitalize on the power-play opportunity. However, Lightning forward Tanner Jeannot committed an interference penalty just seconds after the first power play ended. The Bruins didn’t score on that power play either, but got another power play seconds later when Maroon committed unsportsmanlike conduct.

Patrice Bergeron capitalized for the Bruins on Maroon’s second penalty, giving them a 1-0 lead less than seven minutes into the game. Boston got a four-minute power play less than two minutes later when Jeannot’s high-stick penalty caused David Krejci to bleed.

The Bruins, however, allowed a goal on their four-minute power play, as Victor Hedman’s slapshot passed Linus Ullmark.

Boston also committed a pair of penalties in the first period, with Charlie McAvoy going to the box for tripping and Hathaway going to the box for roughing up during a brief scrimmage.

A total of 10 penalties were called in the first period (six for the Lightning, four for the Bruins) and 28 penalty minutes combined (17 for the Lightning, 11 for the Bruins). Tampa also had 15 hits while Boston had 12 in the first 20 minutes.


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