I'm inclined to agree. I think a fight can set the tone, but fighting before the game even really starts doesn't do much other than get Tootoo to sit down for 5 minutes. A good shift of him crashing and banging could've done a lot more to set the tone.
Might be trying to inject some energy into the team at the end of a road trip.
I have no idea how Abby is getting so much hate tonight- he set up the Wings second best scoring chance and is playing on the only line to consistently get chances. There are 9 other forwards doing less tonight.