It didn’t take long for the gloves to drop in today’s matinee between the Islanders and Lightning on Long Island.
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If you don’t like staged fights, you probably didn’t like that.
Nor would you have liked the way yesterday’s Penguins-Rangers game kicked off when Arron Asham and Tanner Glass went at it.
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Of course, neither of those matched this Rangers-Devils opening faceoff last year.
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Based on the crowd’s reaction to all three incidents, fighting still has its proponents.