Video: Girgensons sends McDonagh flying with heavy hit

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Zemgus Girgensons is nicknamed the ‘Latvian Locomotive’ — and with good reason.

There was no scoring to speak of between the Sabres and Rangers in the first period of Thursday’s game, but Girgensons had one of the highlights — a massive hit on New York’s Ryan McDonagh as the veteran defenseman went to move the puck out of his own end.

McDonagh looked up just in time to see Girgensons, but couldn’t avoid the collision.