BOSTON — It didn’t take long for things to get spicy between the Boston Bruins and the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Before the puck even dropped Saturday afternoon at TD Garden, Garnet Hathaway and Pat Maroon were seen exchanging pleasantries. The on-ice official split them up and the game got underway.
For only nine seconds.
Maroon and Hathaway dropped the gloves with one another as did Jakub Lauko and Ross Colton.
Hathaway and Maroon have a little history with one another this season. Back in November, while Hathaway was a member of the Washington Capitals, the two fought each other.
A lot is on the line for the Bruins as they can clinch the Atlantic Division with a win. The Lightning are trying to snap a three-game losing streak.
Buckle up, folks, this could be one of those games.