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Dan Hamhuis’ Hip Check Sent Milan Lucic Flying Head-Over-Heels (Video)
In addition to sinking their teeth into the Boston Bruins, the Vancouver Canucks also did a good job laying the body on them during Game One of the Stanley Cup finals last night.
Of the 30 hits the Canucks players delivered, none were prettier that Dan Hamhuis’ hip check, which sent Bruins forward Milan Lucic somersaulting through the air by the Boston bench four minutes into the second period. The Bruins’ David Krejci would receive the only penalty on the play for cross-checking Hamhuis, who left the game and did not return.
Hamhuis is listed as day-to-day, but if his injury is serious enough to keep him out for the remainder of the series, he will at least be able to say that he went out with a bang. I’m sure Lucic will agree.
Here is another look at the hit.