Last month, Edmonton Oilers rookie Taylor Hall(notes) took a textbook check from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Drew Doughty(notes) and his teammates quickly came to his aid. Thursday night, he took a hit from Derek Dorsett(notes) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second period and decided to take matters into his own hands:
From almost finishing off a "Goal of the Year" candidate to engaging in your first NHL fight? Quite an eventful shift for Hall.
The scrap helped Hall complete the first Gordie Howe Hat Trick of his career, but as you saw, he left the game favoring his leg, which the Oilers noted was a left ankle injury.
After Edmonton's 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets, Hall was seen leaving Rexall Place with a walking boot cast on his left ankle with an MRI scheduled for Friday, according to Dan Tencer of Oilers Radio.
- Gordie Howe Hat Trick