just two days after the epic clash between long-time bitter rivals Boston and Montreal, Pittsburgh and the Islanders took it to a whole nutha level. approx. one week prior, the Pens beat the Isles 3-0 in a game that ended with a goalie fight. whereby the oft-injured Isles goalie, Rick DiPietro took a fierce left hook from the Pens Brent Johnson, and is now sidelined for the next 4 to 6 weeks.
this past Friday nite was the rematch on the Island. a game that saw 346 PIMS handed out, 15 fighting majors + 1 major for elbowing for good measure, to go along with 11 game misconducts. the Isles took out a season’s worth of frustration on Pittsburgh, with a 9-3 win.