Originally written on Goon's World  |  Last updated 10/19/14

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 25: Defenseman Deryk Engelland #5 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck against the Montreal Canadiens on November 25, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)


This is why I like the NHL; a player dishes out what I would classify as a dirty bush league check on an opposing player. His teammate who happens to be trailing the play takes issue with the questionable hit and challenges the offending player to a fight.

In this case Blackhawks heavy weight John Scott, reacted appropriately to the questionable hit, came to his teammates aid and immediately challenge the perpetrator Deryk Engelland's to a Fight. Per the hockey coach, Engelland immediately paid for his dirty check on Markus Kruger by getting the tar beat out of him. 

After watching this display, the Pittsburgh Pengiuns have no room to complain about head shots, while most of us know that the league's top player in on the shelf  with a concussion, one of his teammates is out there hitting other players in the head with a dirty checks like this, which in my opinion is definitely a violation of rule 48.

You can expect that the league will look at this hit and a 2-4 game suspension would be the proper call.
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  • Watch: Penguins' Deryk Engelland goes high on Blackhawks' Marcus Kruger (aol.sportingnews.com)
  • Deryk Engelland delivers questionable hit, pays the price (prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com)
  • Blackhawks recall C Pirri, place Carcillo on IR (espn.go.com)

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