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New York Islanders forward Matt Martin immediately called the New Jersey Devils training staff to come out on the ice after knocking out Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos in a first period fight during Monday night's game in Newark.
Kostopoulos challenged Martin after Martin decked his Devils teammate Steve Gionta. Martin dropped Kostopoulos with only three punches. Kostopoulos stayed down for a while before being helped off the ice. Although Kostopoulos did not return to the game, he was talking and answering questions afterwards.
Both players got five minute majors for fighting. The Islanders won the game 3-1.
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Midway through the first period on Monday night during the New York Islanders-New Jersey Devils game, Devils forward Tom Kostopoulos took exception to a hit Islanders forward Matt Martin delivered on Stephen Gionta. Unfortunately Kostopoulos (6’0″ 205 lbs) bit off more than he could chew and was knocked out by Martin (6’3″ 210 lbs) after taking a devastating blow to the...
Well, that didn’t take very long.
It took Matt Martin just a few swings to send Tom Kostopoulos to dreamland on Monday night in New Jersey during the Devils-Islanders tilt.
Kostopoulos was knocked out cold in just a few short seconds after he went after Martin for taking out his teammate with a nice body check.
Check it out in the video below.
Anders Lee, the Edina, Minn. native who played collegiately at Notre Dame, signed a two-year entry level contract with the New York Islanders on Monday.
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1st period Islanders / Devils last night, Matt Martin drops Tom Kostopoulos.
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Anders Lee (New York Islanders)
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