Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 12/14/14

PHILADELPHIA - APRIL 25: Matt Cooke #24 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates against Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Wachovia Center on April 25, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Penguins defeated the Flyers 5-3 to win the series 4 games to 2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
While the Canucks and Flames were stealing the show, as it were, it turns out that one Matt Cooke received a possibly suspension-worthy elbow in the face from Jamie Benn, as noted by the QMI News Agency's Anthony Vasquez-Peddie: Dallas Stars captain Jamie Benn could be looking forward to some quality time in the press box after this nasty check to Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke’s head Saturday. Just seconds into overtime with the score tied 2-2, Benn carried the puck across centre ice and bowled over Cooke with his elbow extended. It’s safe to say NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan will have a good look at this one. Benn would be considered a repeat offender after having been fined $10,000 for a cross-check on Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Jones last March. As if the hit wasn’t mind-boggling enough, Benn was not penalized on the play. Here's a clip of the hit, and Cooke is OK: Continue reading "Matt Cooke on the receiving end of a dangerous elbow"
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