The New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers are separated by a river … of blood!
No, actually, it's the Hudson. But what a way to start their nationally televised rivalry game on Monday night than with a brawl off the opening faceoff. The Devils, the visiting team, wanted to send a message by putting out their toughest (and least played) line right off the start. The Rangers countered with two of their toughest forwards and a defenseman who moved up to take the opening draw. Six players agreed to fight to set the tone, and away we went: