Mark Fistric took one of those gratuitous leaping liberties at a rookie, knocking Nino Niederreiter in the head (and out of the game on his first shift, concussion-like symptoms) ... and received nothing more than a roughing penalty. Matt Martin jumped in and took the extra two via double-minor. That set the tone for what ended up being a wild back-and-forth (from a 3-0 Isles lead to 3-3 and 5-4 before the second intermission -- with Matt Moulson picking up four on his own. Repeat: Matt Moulson scored four goals.
This is your spot for immediate post-game analysis, sharing your more sober pluses and minuses for the night. (Drunken rants are generally reserved for the game thread.) I have a few pluses: Matt Moulson, Matt Moulson, Matt Moulson and Matt Moulson. Also: John Tavares.
Rick DiPietro left after two periods with a groin injury and gets credit with the win, but Al Montoya gets the save. Michael Grabner also left the game in the third with a groin injury. Highlights and review of the leaping hit on Nino after the jump.
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Fistric Jumps into Nino, Leaps into Shanahan's Phone Book*
*actually, nope. It was against an Islander during an anonymous game between two teams that don't draw well.
Leave your feet much?