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by Paul on 10/15/13 at 07:46 PM ET
via Kevin Kurz of CSNBayArea,
Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle left the ice on a stretcher following a hit from behind by St. Louis’ Maxim Lapierre in the first period of the Sharks-Blues game on Tuesday night.
Boyle was motionless on the ice for several minutes after the hit, which occurred in the corner behind Sharks goalie Antti Niemi, and several Sharks players quickly motioned to the benches for team trainers. Boyle, strapped onto the stretcher, managed to raise his right arm as he was being wheeled off of the ice with 14:38 to go in the period.
Lapierre received a five-minute major for checking from behind, a fighting major for dropping the gloves with Andrew Desjardins, and a game misconduct. Ryan Reaves and Matt Pelech also fought after the hit.
added 9:04pm, Below, another video of the hit.
Below, see all the penalties that resulted from the hit.
05:22 St. Louis Maxim Lapierre: 5 minutes, checking from behind
05:22 San Jose Andrew Desjardins: 2 minutes, instigator
05:22 San Jose Andrew Desjardins: 5 minutes, fighting
05:22 San Jose Andrew Desjardins: 10 minutes, game misconduct
05:22 St. Louis Maxim Lapierre: 5 minutes, fighting
05:22 St. Louis Maxim Lapierre: 10 minutes, game misconduct
05:22 St. Louis Ryan Reaves: 5 minutes, fighting
05:22 San Jose Matt Pelech: 5 minutes, fighting
05:22 St. Louis Ryan Reaves: 10 minutes, game misconduct
05:22 San Jose Matt Pelech: 10 minutes, game misconduct
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