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Patrik Elias gets flattened by Matt Greene, chirps at Kings’ bench

Jun 9, 2012, 9:28 PM EDT

Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals got off to a fast and intense start. Halfway through the first period, Matt Greene delivered a vicious hit to Patrik Elias, which sent the Devils’ forward to the ice. Play stopped as Elias was examined, but fortunately he was able to skate to the bench on his own strength. Not only did he stay in the game, but he even got into a shouting match with the Los Angeles Kings.

Check out the video below to see the hit and find out what Elias said:

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Greene didn’t get a penalty on the hit, but it wasn’t long before the Kings’ Willie Mitchell got charged with interference. For the first time in this series, the Devils capitalized on their power-play opportunity.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - Jun 9, 2012 at 9:42 PM

    CHIRPIN, the only CHIRPIN thats was going on was the little birdies flying around Elias helmet !

  2. scotthinves - Jun 9, 2012 at 9:49 PM

    The Game of Hockey has become so much more physical than even a year ago, which makes it more of a game of short choppy plays, I miss the finesse of the game. If the officials took the delayed hits out of the game I think we would get our game of beauty back. Change or not its still the Greatest sport on earth.

  3. freneticgarfieldfan - Jun 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM

    in my opinion, that was no hit at all. it was a coward push.

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