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Hey, Tampa Bay, how do you like Brian Boyle now?

A favorite with the Lightning, the Devils forward could lose favor in Tampa Bay after his fight with Mikhail Sergachev.
Mikhail Sergachev #98 of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights with Brian Boyle #11 of the New Jersey Devils during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 16, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Lightning 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Mikhail Sergachev #98 of the Tampa Bay Lightning fights with Brian Boyle #11 of the New Jersey Devils during the third period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Prudential Center on April 16, 2018 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Lightning 5-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Published Apr. 17, 2018
Updated Apr. 17, 2018

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

The melee

The threat

The reaction

Mike Sherman can be reached at (405) 990-0352. Follow @mikesherman on Twitter.