Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orpik has a reputation for landing bone-rattling hits. He did so against New York Rangers blueliner Dan Boyle during the third period of Game 7.
More than a few people believe Orpik should have received an elbowing or roughing penalty for the huge check, but there was no whistle:
Here’s the hit in GIF form:
It’s been a tough series for Boyle, who was shaken up by a Nicklas Backstrom hit just moments before the Capitals beat the buzzer to win Game 1:
Apparently Rick Nash isn’t happy about that hit: