Benoit Pouliot connected with Johnny Boychuk on a late charge in the first period, and that didn't sit too well with Andrew Ference. He simply wouldn't let the Canadiens' left winger get away with the hit, and pulled him in for a fight during Game 3 in Montreal.
While there was no clear winner in this bout, Ference proves once again that he's not afraid to stand up for a teammate, no matter the opponent. Pouliot stands approximately five inches taller than Ference, but the B's defenseman got in a few good shots before taking him down to the ice.
Pouliot was given a charging penalty after the standoff with Ference while NESN's Andy Brickley, who played 14 seasons in the NHL, called the Hab's hit "gutless".
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