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The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs saw its fair share of intrigue and heart-stopping finishes. With Game 7s and overtimes spread out over the eight series', it might have been the most exciting round of hockey in years. Unfortunately, the first round was also marred by a high amount of dirty hits. Nearly every series had moments where a cheap shot was taken, or a hit was delivered brutal enough to knock a player out of a series. The biggest newsmaker came when the Phoenix Coyotes' Raffi Torres leveled the Blackhawks' Marian Hossa during Game 3 of their...
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