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by Paul on 04/25/11 at 11:28 AM ET
from Cam Cole of the Vancouver Sun,
Sunday night in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup conference quarterfinals, Chicago’s Bryan Bickell bore down on Vancouver defenceman Kevin Bieksa, who was playing the puck behind the Canucks’ net.
Bieksa didn’t see him approaching, was vulnerable, and Bickell lowered his shoulder and drilled the defenceman in the head, sending him flying, a tremendous collision of the type that is certain to make the next Rock’em Sock’em collection.
It was a virtually identical hit to the one with which Vancouver’s Raffi Torres flattened the vulnerable Blackhawks defenceman Brent Seabrook, concussing him, in Game 3. The only difference was that Bieksa had the puck, Seabrook did not, so where Torres was handed a minor penalty for interference, Bickell was entirely unpenalized.
continued and watch the Bickell hit below, along with the Torres hit so you can compare the two…
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