Ference recalls fight with Crosby

PITTSBURGH -- There are many storylines to examine in the Bruins-Penguins series, so it was no surprise when a reporter asked Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference about his fight with Penguins superstar Sidney Crosby.

On Dec. 20, 2007, the two dropped the gloves at TD Garden and it was a spirited exchange. In fact, it was Crosby’s first NHL fight.

“It was a nice, good, short fight and probably ended up good for me that nothing [happened]. He’s a competitive player and most competitive players in the league end up in a couple of dust-ups,” Ference said Saturday after the team’s morning skate at Consol Energy Center.

Crosby registered a Gordie Howe hat trick that game, posting a fight, a goal and two assists.

“Trivial Pursuit question, that’s about it for me. I’m still waiting for a signed picture,” Ference said.