ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 02: Jarome Iginla #12 of the Calgary Flames talks with teammate Rene Bourque #17 during the NHL game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on November 2, 2008 in Anaheim, California. The Ducks defeated the Flames 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Jarome Iginla waited a mere 19 minutes before dropping the gloves for his first fight in black and gold.
Just before the midway point of the second period in Boston’s season opener Thursday night, Iginla was leveled near the boards by Tampa Bay defenseman Radko Gudas. The hit was clean, but the new Bruin was not pleased with it, and he chose to use some fisticuffs to settle the score.
The result was a spirited bout, with Iginla landing a number of solid shots to the face and head of the bearded Czech blueliner.
Check out the full fight in the video below.
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