However, that's what the Islanders' forward did on Saturday night in the opening period against the Boston Bruins. His combatant, Torey Krug, is not a guy who gets into a fight that often either. In fact it was just his second of the season.
For Strome, it was his first career fight in the NHL.
"I just pushed the guy that pushed me," Strome told MSG Plus' Shannon Hogan during the second intermission. "I wouldn't say I've been looking for it lately, but I've been struggling a little bit. So I've got to try and do something. Kind of good to get the first one out of the way, I guess."