Brandon Prust wanted to send a message to his teammates and coaches that last night's effort was going to be much better than the previous night's on Long Island.
And boy did he ever, when he landed this stiff right to the face of Paul Gaustad just eight seconds into the game.
...i think I'd be in a coma if I caught a punch like that in the mug.
Wonder if TheNYRBlog reader Justin C. and his friend Shawn gave Prust some advice after taking a picture with the Rangers tough guy before the game last night...
To view Prust's fight with Gaustad, click the "Read More" tab below.
Prust vs. Gaustad...
...love when the linesman gets snipered.
@MolotovRockTale @brandonprust8 Dude! The Rangers are super tough this year! They OWN the East #seeyouholdinglordstanleyscup
@ncnyrfn Had to hurt.
IMO. anyone who engage in a fight with his shield on should get a game micondct and a game suspension. Onlu a coward will fight with his shield on.