Originally written on The Detroit Sports Site  |  Last updated 5/7/13

Niklas Kronwall sent a jolt through a rowdy Joe Louis Arena crowd with one of his trademark hits on the Anaheim Ducks’ Kyle Palmieri. About 13 minutes into the first period of the Detroit Red Wings’ 3-2 overtime victory, Kronwall stepped up and leveled Palmieri with a legal hit along the boards. No penalty was called — a welcome sight after Justin Abdelkader was given a five-minute major, game misconduct and later a two-game suspension for a high hit on Toni Lydman in Game 3. Kronwall’s hit was textbook … and 100-percent legal. (Apologies for the choppy video. We’ll get a better one in there when we can.) The Ducks’ Emerson Etem turned back to try to engage Kronwall in a fight following the hit, though nothing came of a little skirmish along the boards. The Red Wings’ fans then launched into a loud and lengthy “You Got Kronwalled” chant as play continued.

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