Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 2/20/13
That had to hurt. The Vancouver Canucks and Chicago Blackhawks played to an entertaining and hard-fought 4-3 shootout final on Tuesday, but Jannik Hansen’s hit to the head of Marian Hossa was what had fans talking after the latest rivalry instalment. Early in the third period Hansen found himself behind Hossa battling for a puck overhead when in reaching up for possession he struck Hossa in the back of the helmet, knocking him down to the ice. As the two came closer together Hansen appeared to reach for the puck but connected with a solid elbow to the head of Hossa, knocking him out of the game. The injury was oddly familiar two two previous injuries to Chicago players. First of all Hossa was hit directly in front of the Blackhawks’ bench, in the same spot Raffi Torres injured him last season. In addition, the puck flies above Hossa and Hansen much like it did when Duncan Keith caught Daniel Sedin with a vicious elbow last year. Was this a subtle case of headshot payback, or was Ha...
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