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.
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
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