COLUMBUS - There are a lot of hockey fans that go to games just to see the fights. Well, those fans at the Columbus Blue Jackets' home opener Monday night had to wait just three seconds for what they wanted.
Columbus enforcer Jared Boll and new Detroit Red Wing Jordin Tootoo dropped gloves immediately after the face-off, trading blows in front of a delirious Blue Jacket crowd.
“When (Tootoo) is on the ice, he’s got a job to do. You
just want to make sure he doesn’t run around and knows that this is our
rink. That’s my job," Boll told the Columbus Dispatch after the game. “They obviously wanted to get momentum, and we wanted to get momentum. There was a huge crowd tonight, and I wanted to get (the
fans) into it right away.”
Check out the video of the fight...Boll definitely got the best of Tootoo...
The Red Wings were looking to the former Nashville Predator Tootoo to create a spark, after losing their season opener 6-1 to the St. Louis Blues.
The final result: the Blue Jackets lost 4-3 in a four-round shootout before a standing-room-only crowd of 19,206 in Nationwide Arena. I guess Boll won the fight, but Tootoo and the Red Wings won the war...