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Video: Adam McQuaid’s hit on Chris Neil

Mar 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil needed some help getting off the ice after Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid delivered this hit:

As you can see, McQuaid had to drop the gloves following that hit, as Patrick Wiercioch engaged him.

Even though McQuaid received a minor penalty for boarding, the Bruins ended up getting a two-minute power play because Wiercioch received two minor penalties (one for instigating, one specifically for instigating with a face shield) on top of the concurrent fighting majors.

On the bright side for the Sens, Neil did come out for one shift in the first period following that hit. We’ll keep an eye out for updates if he ends up feeling ill effects later on.

(Note: it appears that Neil landed a questionable hit on Chris Kelly just moments ago in the second period, so the Bruins might not be so happy that he returned.)

  1. amerika1313 - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Dislike this hit. Dislike the knee-on-knee from Neil on Kelly much more.

    • tatdue - Mar 12, 2013 at 8:14 AM

      I didn’t even see much of a hit here. Looks more like a dive from Neil than a hit by McQuaid! But I have to say the knee by Neil on Kelly was pretty stupid on Neil’s part and I think he’ll be seeing Shanahan about that one…..

  2. habsman - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    A Bruin hitting someone from behind?

    Nah, that would never happen.

    • amerika1313 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:10 PM

      It feels like someone gets hit from behind in at least half of the games around the league every night though. I don’t think Boston is really any more guilty of it than anybody else… Does the Neil knee-on-knee on Kelly bother you too though? If you haven’t seen it, trust me: That hit, and that kind of hit is much worse.

    • steelwarriors55 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

      A habs fan crying? Nah,that would never happen

  3. riles1008 - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    And again no video attached to the app

  4. itsallniceonice - Mar 11, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Yeah how about the Neil hit on Kelly?

    • bigbadbruins77 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Neil did it bc he was pissed mcquaid pinned him. Except knee on knee is extremely dangerous and cdirty! Kelly looks hurt bad 😦

  5. travishenryskid - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    Kaleta got 5 for less. This looks similar to the play in Switzerland from last week where the guy was paralyzed.

    • mjdkid100 - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      It looked absolutely nothing like that.

  6. csilojohnson - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    If your using the app you don’t get videos. At least on galaxy s, droid x, iphone.. can’t speak for other phones. Shouldn’t have to. That about includes most relevant phones these days.

  7. kevindunn21 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    That’s a f*cking dive. Only this scumbag would sacrifice his body in an attempt to paint a picture to referees that he’s a marked man. This clown runs around the ice with impunity and I can’t wait until someone ACTUALLY, deliberately, gets taken out

    • kevindunn21 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:14 PM

      *meant to say deliberately takes HIM out

    • sabatimus - Mar 11, 2013 at 10:59 PM

      That was not a dive at all. One thing Chris Neil doesn’t do much of is dive. McQuaid I think made a poor decision and should have contacted the shoulder; though I don’t think there was intent to cause injury.

  8. titansbro - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    Hit wasn’t that bad, more Neil’s fault than McQuaid.

    • dolanster - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM

      He fell as they were doing in. He’s below the dasher before they even approach the boards. Tell Neil to learn how to skate if he’s going to get that close to the boards.

  9. thehighcountrybear - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    The knee on knee was incidental…if anything, Neil was trying to avoid contact but got caught on an inside edge as he attempted to cut an arc to avoid the collision and head up ice.

    • amerika1313 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:20 PM

      Respectfully disagree. You watch the replay and it looks like Neil not only didn’t attempt tp avoid the hit, but that he actually lifted his leg up a little to make sure there was contact. I hope that’s not true, but it sure looked like it.

  10. bigbadbruins77 - Mar 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM


  11. mjdkid100 - Mar 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM

    Is this a joke? He laid down on the ice and McQuaid barely touched him. He didn’t pin or ride anyone into the boards. Neil went to the stop and never even tried to stand up straight.

    What exactly did he hurt? It wasnt his head.

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