BOSTON -- The TD Garden crowd was a little quiet early in the first period of Saturday night's game after the Tampa Bay Lightning scored two shorthanded goals, but Boston Bruins forward Chris Wagner found a way to get the home fans energized.
Wagner and Lightning forward Barclay Goodrow wanted to fight almost nine minutes into the game but the referees separated the two before any action started. Wagner had delivered a big hit on Bolts defenseman Mikhail Sergachev earlier in the shift. Goodrow and Wagner were sent to the penalty box for matching unsportsmanlike conduct minor penalties, but soon after exiting the sin bin, they dropped their gloves for an entertaining bout.
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Check out the fight in the video below:
Wagner certainly got the better of Goodrow in that exchange. This fight also was Wagner's third of the season and first since Feb. 15.
The Bruins entered Saturday with a 9-point lead over the Lightning for first place in the Atlantic Division standings.