Check out Islanders rookie Justin Johnson get the best of Sabres enforcer John Scott during the Isles' 4-3 win in their season finale against on Sunday in Buffalo.
Despite being oversized, Johnson looked like Tie Domi in his prime as he sent the 31-year-old veteran defenceman Scott to the ice after the pair dropped the gloves just two minutes into the game. MSG cameras caught the two jawing at each other in a rather calm manner during warmups before they went at it.
You've got to love Scott's demeanor is a the loss. He couldn't do anything but smile after taking the beating. Tough recognize tough. If that's not indicative of hockey culture, I don't know what is.
Johnson, a 32-year-old forward from Alaska, was called up from the AHL to make his debut in Friday's 3-2 win over the Devils. Johnson, who's been known to drop the gloves, accumulated 575 PIMs in 151 career AHL games and 669 PIMs in 190 ECHL games.