Reversal of fortune

A 2011 fight between two NHL goalies changed both of their careers

Originally Published: March 22, 2013
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine

IN THE SECONDS before goalies Rick DiPietro and Brent Johnson fought on that fateful February night two years ago, in the instant before they grabbed each other's jerseys and cocked their fists, DiPietro was, by most measures, the more fortunate of the two. He was the first-round draft pick, the future of the Islanders, the owner of an impossibly secure 15-year, $67.5 million contract. Johnson was the aging backup for the Penguins, his sixth organization, earning $600,000 season ...

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