The Islanders and Flyers faced off in Philadelphia last night and, even though New York won 3-2, not every Isle player had a great night. Forward Matt Martin squared up and dropped the gloves with Ryan White just a few minutes into the first period, hoping to provide his team with a spark early in the game.
Martin is no stranger to the fisticuffs – this was his eighth fight of the year – but he probably wishes this one went a little differently. White managed to clock the Islanders winger with a solid right to the face, visibly breaking his nose instantly.
Here’s the damaging blow in slow-motion:
Ouch. This is what Martin looked like heading to locker room immediately following the bout…it’s not pretty.
Fortunately, he underwent repairs and was (almost) back to normal on Friday morning.
— KFC, Kevin Clancy (@KFCBarstool) February 6, 2015