VIDEO: Justin Johnson knocks down John Scott with big punch to chin
Justin Johnson is much shorter than John Scott. That didn't stop the Isles forward from putting Scott on his rump with one massive punch to the chin.
Somebody forgot to tell that to Justin Johnson of the Islanders.
Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie playing just the second NHL game of his career, went toe to toe with Scott in the first period on Sunday. Well, it wasn't exactly toe to toe because Scott looked to be about two feet taller than Johnson (he's listed as being 6-1). The disparity is so much that the broadcasters tabbed the battle as being David vs. Goliath.
Well David won.
With one strong left-hand punch, Johnson put one square on the chin of Scott and sent him to the ice like a sack of potatoes. That is catching one on the sweet spot (via @PeteBlackburn):
Scott was OK, perhaps more surprised than anything else (not that the punch wouldn't have knocked down just about everybody else in the NHL). It seemed clear that if he didn't respect Johnson much before the fight as a combatant, he certainly did after. All he could do was shake his shoulders and let his body say "hey, he got me" on his way to the box.
It's not every day you see Scott lose a fight, especially to a fighter like Johnson who is so much smaller.
Video via Hockeyfights.com
The 45-year-old forward remains unsigned but has shown little desire to hang up the skates
Pittsburgh also has been linked to Matt Duchene and could be in the mix for Tyler Bozak
Nashville extends its 24-year-old restricted free agent with what could be bargain numbers
Calgary forward is all for playing for the Flames, but he also likes the idea of going to...
Plans for renovating KeyArena are now also being overseen by NHL-to-Seattle hopefuls
With Leslie Anderson selling the Rockets, there is newfound hope for hockey in Houston