It’s not that Tom Kostopoulos doesn’t fight. It’s just that he wasn’t watching very closely for Matt Martin’s right hand tonight in New Jersey. Of course that’s the same Matty Martin that dates Boomer Esiason’s daughter Sydney, so there’s a good chance you’ll be hearing about this brawl Tuesday morning on Boomer & Carton.
As for the fight, what can we say? Tom is 34 and has plenty of NHL fights under his belt. The guy seemed a little off balance to begin with and the left jab from Martin rattles him. The right ultimately finished the job.
Martin runs his 2013 fight record to 2-1-3, according to the HockeyFights.com voters.
In case you care, the Islanders actually won a road game, 3-1.