The loss some Lightning fans feel this morning may be greater than just a Game 3 defeat.
Some of them lost a lot of love for Brian Boyle.
Boyle, who was a Tampa Bay fan favorite from his time with the Lightning and even during his returns this season as a member of the New Jersey Devils, ended the Devils' 5-2 victory in Game 3 Monday in a fight with Lightning rookie defenseman Mikhail Sergachev.
Boyle is 33 and 6 feet 6. Sergachev is 19 and 6-3. When the fight was over, Boyle appeared to taunt Sergachev saying, "I'm going to kill you."
Here's a look at what set off the fight, the fight itself, the aftermath and the reaction — all of which could add a lot of spice to Game 4 Wednesday in New Jersey:
What ignited it
The start of the fight
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