Arber Xhekaj Teaches Young Rookie A Lesson After Dirty Hit

Published October 26, 2023 at 8:16 PM

For many young NHL players their first game would be more focused on scoring goals or getting points but not for this Columbus Blue Jackets rookie.

Voronkov Fights Xhekaj in First NHL Game

In his very first period of NHL hockey Dmitry Voronkov threw a dirty check to one of the leagues toughest fighters, Arber Xhekaj, and well Xhekaj got up and responded exactly how you think he would.

Xhekaj welcomes Voronkov to the league with a beat down after they dropped the gloves.

Both players received a five minute major for five and a minor penalty on the play.

The game between the Canadiens and Blue Jackets so Far

The 3-2-1 Montreal Canadiens are playing host to the 3-2-1 Columbus Blue Jackets but through 20 minutes of play it is the Blue Jackets with a demanding two to nothing lead.

Three minutes into the game Jack Roslovic taps in a beautiful set up from Johnny Gaudreau.

Then towards the end of the period the Blue Jackets would get a powerplay goal from Emil Bemstrom to put the Jackets up by two.

Elvis Merzlikins has been a perfect 9 for 9 in goal tonight meanwhile Samuel Montembeault was able to make 12 of 14 saves through the first period of play.
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Arber Xhekaj Teaches Young Rookie A Lesson After Dirty Hit

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