The New York Rangers secured a 5-3 win late in the third period against the Maple Leafs.
At the same time, Jacob Trouba and Zach Hyman engaged in a scrap at the other end.
Jacob Trouba hasn’t been involved in a scrap in about two years. Last night at Madison Square Garden, the defenceman engaged in his first as a Ranger.
The Maple Leafs took an early lead against the Rangers at the Garden, with John Tavares opening the scoring. The Rangers however quickly responded and within six seconds late in the first, Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider put the Rangers up by two.
With only a minute to go in the third, leading by one, Zach Hyman chased Jacob Trouba behind the Rangers goal chasing the puck. The Maple Leafs forward sent Trouba into the boards with a late crosscheck, something that made Trouba respond.
At the same time as Greg McKegg scored the empty net winner, Trouba and Hyman threw their gloves and engaged in a fight. However, at least for Trouba, it wasn’t much of a struggle.
With a couple of hard punches, Trouba left Hyman with blood in his face, with the 5-3 win in his pocket.
If that’s not a way of ending a game, together with a win, then what is?
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