Found February 04, 2012 on
In Saturday's NHL game in Boston, Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik launched Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille airborne at center ice with an awesome high-speed check.
Paille lost his stick and went flying through the air a good 10 feet, landing on his side. However, to Paille's credit, he got right back up, found his stick, and controlled the puck seconds later.
Penguins commentators gave Orkin the "Subway Sandwich of the Game" award for the vicious, but perfectly clean hit. The Penguins beat the Bruins 2-1.
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The only thing more beautiful than a monstrous hip check in hockey that neutralizes the puck carrier attempting to avoid hits up the middle is a well placed open ice hit. Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik greeted Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille with a first class ticket to the moon with this hit last night: [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed center Joe Vitale to a two-year, $1.1 million contract extension on Friday.Vitale has three goals and seven assists in 44 games for the Penguins this season.The 26-year-old leads the team in faceoff percentage (55.9 percent) and plays a key role on Pittsburgh's fourth-ranked penalty killing unit.Vitale was set to become a restricted free agent in the offseason.
It would make sense, of course. When a guy's medical records from a 13-month period look like Sidney Crosby's do, making a few adjustments might seem prudent. Might seem, for example, like a good time to spend some more time out on the perimeter.
Disclosure: I am a Boston Bruins fans, but this is an awesome hit, this is a text book legal check by former B.C. Eagle and Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik on Boston Bruins forward Daniel Paille. I also like the fact that a hard hit didn't cause an immediate fight or retaliation by someone on the opposition team.
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