Not even three minutes into the Islanders-Sabres game Sunday, Justin Johnson took on the hockey giant John Scott. It appeared to be a mismatch — as Johnson's listed at 6-foot-1, and Scott's listed at 6-foot-8 — unless you know what a tough guy Johnson really is.
Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie playing only the second NHL game of his career, just might have had something to prove. And, judging from the warmups, this bout (described as a "David & Goliath" by the announcer) was in the cards.
Johnson finally flattened his opponent with a hard left to Scott's chin— and because the Islander can take a punch.