Erik Condra helped off ice after brutal Casey Cizikas hit

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The Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Islanders are off to a fast, violent 1-1 start to Game 1.

It’s been exciting stuff, yet there was a really scary moment early on.

Shortly after the Lightning went up 1-0, Casey Cizikas landed an enormous hit on Tampa Bay forward Erik Condra. Condra looked dazed and needed help off of the ice.

It was truly an uncomfortable moment to watch, even factoring in the physicality of this rough sport. You can see the check and Condra’s unsettling reaction in the video above.

Cizikas was not penalized for that hit. Some believe it was dirty, yet it doesn’t seem as controversial as some of the other bigger checks of the postseason.

PHT will keep an eye out for updates regarding Condra’s condition.