Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki had a solid showing on the back-end Friday night as a key part of a Sens penalty kill that killed off six of seven minors in addition to being a physical force at even strength. He captured some headlines as well for a spirited fight with Canadiens star PK Subban during a large skirmish between the two sides. The physical side of the game is nothing new for "BoroCop" who has paved his path to a pro career with a tough brand of hockey.
"I'll give him credit, he stood in there. He's known as a skill player but he's pretty tough too," said Borowiecki. "That's just the nature of the game, especially a rivalry like that. In that situation you just want to protect yourself and protect your teammates."
Borowiecki said he felt good about his performance outside of the headline grabbing fight as well.
"I felt pretty strong, actually. I said earlier today after the pre-game skate that I've got a good sense of familiarity with Grybes out there. We played a lot together in the minors and I think we work pretty well together."