In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final Wednesday night, Derick Brassard delivered a check to the body of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown in the second period. Brown was slammed into the boards and went down immediately.
Brown lay on the ice for a few moments and was tended to by a Kings trainer. He skated to the Kings' bench, but didn't go to the locker room.
Brassard was called for a two-minute boarding minor. The Rangers killed off the penalty and the score remained tied at 2. Brown returned to the game a few minutes later.
Brassard should know how a hard check feels. He missed a couple games of the Eastern Conference Final after a hard check by Montreal Canadiens' Mike Weaver.
The NHL Department of Player Safety takes a look at all these hits, but could this one cost the Rangers another player due to suspension?