John Scott gets drilled by Isles rookie, then has a laugh

Ryan Kennedy

John Scott is one of the most intimidating figures in the NHL, but that didn’t stop Justin Johnson from having a memorable debut by tagging the Sabres enforcer.

Johnson, a 32-year-old rookie for the Islanders, gave up seven inches and 50 pounds to the gigantic Scott, but popped off the Buffalo brawler’s helmet like a wine cork with a devastating left.

Scott couldn’t have been too sour about the loss – he laughs about his plight right after getting up. As for Johnson, the University of Alaska-Anchorage alum gave Islanders fans something to cheer about in a season that has now mercifully come to a close.