Sens and Bolts Battle
Is there such a thing as an expansion rivalry? No? Well, either way, the Senators were all over the Lightning on the scoreboard and the Bolts battled back the only way they could, with hard, chippy play.
It was 4-0 by the time the gloves hit the ice in the second period and Matt Walker had a go with Chris Neil. It was the first major for each player this season and Neil tried to keep the crowd into it as he skated off. Zenon Konopka and Chris Phillips emerged from a scrum at the end of the second period. The third and final fight was midway through the third period when Matt Carkner handled Steve Downie easily.