Sunday, January 10, 2016

Watch: Matt Hendricks Levels Aaron Ekblad with High Hit

Things have gotten chippy in Edmonton tonight and Matt Hendricks has found himself in not one but two fights. After Taylor Hall was levelled by Erik Gudbranson in the neutral zone in the second period, Hendricks picked a fight with Robert Petrovicky.

Here's the hit on Hall:

Hendricks was hungry for more so he tattooed Ekblad into the boards before being chased down and challenged by Logan Shaw (see video of that full play at top of page).

Ekblad who looked woozy after the hit, came back to the ice later in the period. As far as Hendricks goes, he may have a meeting with the NHL's Department of Player Safety coming.

Hendrick's fights weren't the only one in this game. Earlier in the first period, Nick Bjugstad squared off with Eric Gryba, and the result was not too pretty:

In case you're curious about who actually won the game, it was the Florida Panthers coming up with their 12th consecutive victory, 2-1.