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Niklas Kronwall Tossed, But Was It the Right Call?

Published by on May 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

We have seen big hits like this before in the playoffs, ones that heat up the intensity and lively up the building, but the outcome of last night's hit from Niklas Kronwall on Martin Havlat added a different factor that arguably cost the Red Wings the game.

In the middle of the opening period in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals, Detroit's Kronwall pinched along the boards and delivered a crushing body check on Chicago's Havlat.  The result?  A five-minute major penalty for interference and a game misconduct for Kronwall and a trip to the locker room for Havlat.  

After watching a hit like this, the immediate reaction is, "is Havlat alright" and "I want to see that again!"  The CBC netwo...

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