Former UMD defenseman Justin Faulk is seeing some serious success in his first professional season. The 19-year-old is being talked about as a Calder Trophy candidate, and he continues to get better virtually every time he plays.
Monday night, Faulk scored the first goal in a 5-0 pasting by his Carolina Hurricanes of division rival Washington. As the score swelled, and the Capitals became frustrated, it was inevitable there would be some fighting.
In this case, one of the fights involved Faulk, marking his first NHL fight.
Winner by decision: Justin Faulk.