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Video: Things get heated before Lightning - Islanders Game 3

Travis Hamonic sets the tone for Game 3 in warm-ups when he catches the shoulder of Brian Boyle. The two have words at the red line with Boyle signaling for Hamonic to stay on his side of the ice.

You know a playoff series is starting to rev up when teams can’t even peacefully share an ice surface during warm-ups.

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning seemed to draw a red line in the sand between each other before Game 3, with the two sides exchanging a couple bumps and mean looks.

It’s ... honestly a pretty amusing spectacle.

You can watch it all in the video above. Perhaps this GIF will fuel a meme or two:

Brian Boyle downplayed the exchange(s):