Robert Bortuzzo had to defend himself Monday night against Jordan Tootoo — twice.

Bortuzzo drew the ire of the New Jersey Devils earlier this month when he delivered a cheap shot on Devils winger Jaromir Jagr. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, who said after that game that he was “OK” with his hit, was slapped with a two-game suspension, but Tootoo decided to add a bit of his own justice.

Tootoo challenged, and proceeded to pound, Bortuzzo twice in the second period of Monday’s 3-1 Devils win.


NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils

NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at New Jersey Devils

Neither Tootoo nor Bortuzzo registered a point in the contest, but Jagr did, netting the eventual game-winning goal shortly after the second bout.

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Jim Harbaugh will be wearing his khakis in a colder climate next season.

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Bravo, Jackets.