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Video: Parise shaken up after hit from Blackhawks’ Bollig

Apr 3, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT

There was a scary moment for the Minnesota Wild in Thursday’s game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Wild forward Zach Parise, the club’s leading goal scorer, was shaken up after taking a hit in the back from Blackhawks forward Brandon Bollig during the second period. Parise’s back was turned to Bollig, who finished his hit in open ice near the blue line. It appeared the back of Parise’s head was also hit.

He fell hard to the ice and needed the assistance of a trainer when coming off the ice. However, Parise did return to the game and went on to play in the third period. There was no penalty on the play.

  1. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:43 PM

    This is way worse then the Orpik hit on Toews. Wonder if this will get way blown out of proportion as well? Doubt it.

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:55 PM

      Don’t you have a Dustin Brown voodoo doll to mutilate?

    • tved12 - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:09 PM

      We agree on this, that was bush-league.

  2. greej1938l - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:47 PM

    Type of play I’d expect out of bollig

  3. hardkor07mn - Apr 3, 2014 at 10:52 PM

    Can someone PLEASE teach Koivu a new move! C’mon man earn some of that overpriced contract.

    • spiciercheez - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:18 PM

      Don’t be an idiot.

  4. luvmnsports2012 - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    Same forehand backhand shot! Every goalie knows it’s comin. Jeez Koivu, mix it up a bit. Nice goal at the end by Houla. Terrible no call on the hit! No way anyone can say the hit was legal! Good to get a point out of it. GO WILD!!!

    • blackhawksdynasty - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:47 AM

      The hit was legal. There, happy?

  5. sjsharks66 - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM

    comeonnowguys I actually forgot to pick one up. Can I borrow yours?

  6. rrino - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    I think the instant reaction by Bollig throwing his hands up tells the whole story here. At the very least it’s a very dangerous hit from behind, the hit to the head is debatable. This comin from a Wild fan so……

    • no - Apr 4, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      “debatable” in the same way a creationist thinks evolution is debatable.

      keep your head up buddy. glad to see someone on the hawks finish a damn check. probably merited a two minute minor but I’m not crying over it. don’t recall any penalty on orpik so can’t say I really care

      • findthetwine - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:27 AM

        Keep your head up? Brilliant. Hey zach, you’re looking the other direction and some no talent plug is targeting your head from behind. Keep your head up…. Can’t even be upset I suppose. Aside from a select few knowledgable hockey fans from the Chicago area, the rest (like you) are unbearable.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2014 at 2:57 AM

        So sorry to disappoint your sensibilities. I will immediately take this up at the next joint meeting of the bandwagon and idiot committees. I am sure it will get the reverence it deserves.

    • paperlions - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:54 AM

      Bollig purposefully, put his stick between Parise’s legs and used it to take his feet out from under him as he pushed him from behind. It was a deliberate cheap shot and attempt to injure a player.

      The fact that everyone is ignoring the stick is odd to me. It was obviously a deliberate part of the move.

  7. peopletrains - Apr 3, 2014 at 11:29 PM

    Absolute cheap shot.

  8. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Apr 4, 2014 at 12:15 AM

    That is 100% hit from behind. Head shot is debatable. Dirty hit either way.

  9. comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    I assume everyone here is equally as outraged at Matt Cooke coming over the boards early to hit Shaw up high when he wasn’t looking, or was that Shaw’s fault for not keeping track of all six skaters on the ice?

    • findthetwine - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:27 AM

      😦 poor guy. I for one am completely outraged by that…. Didnt see it, i see the video above though. I must have missed the part where the make believe nonsense negates the no talent hack taking a run. My bad

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:44 AM

        You are right. I made it up. And the too many men on the ice penalty it drew.

      • comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM

        And I do not believe I said it negates anything.

        Re-reading… nope. I said nothing of the sort.

  10. jpat2424 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Cheap shot my ass. Pay attention Praise. What a faker. Goes off Ice for two minutes then back on Ice.

    • ffrey3660 - Apr 4, 2014 at 9:44 AM

      I thought hockey player’s play thru pain. Hard to pay attention to some one who’s coming at you from behind. I know, your team does no wrong. Faker Right

  11. guitarhunterdude - Apr 4, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Should’ve been five and a game, IMO. Not suspension-worthy, though. Suspend the refs who missed it, maybe.

  12. luvmnsports2012 - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Jpat2424….you sir are an idiot! Cheap shot in the worst way! The the Bolig throws his hands up! Guilty as sin! Incredibly blind or stupid, I can’t tell wich one.

  13. purpleguy - Apr 4, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Questionable hits like that happen all the time, but what bugs me is that no one from the Wild really tried to beat the hell out of Bollig after he had been head hunting the entire game prior to and including the Parise hit.

    • comeonnowguys - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:29 PM

      Having just sat through a week of “Should the Hawks have Orpik’s head on a spike?” or “Should the Hawks have gone after Crosby?” or “Are the Hawks too soft?” let me save you a week of mind-numbing debate: Beat them on the scoreboard and get your two points. Shaw almost injured Patrick Sharp’s arm trying to go after Orpik after the Toews hit.

    • hennessey1200hp - Apr 4, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      I agree, The only 2 guys standing up for cheap crap are Moulson, McCormick so far since Stoner has been out. Hit whoever you like there is no fearing our team

  14. slysipops - Apr 4, 2014 at 3:47 PM

    the hit might have been a half a second late but not that obvious to cause a stir. i didn’t see BOLLIG’S arms go any higher than ZACK’S upper back. you really don’t want to see any player get blindsided and hurt…but it is hockey and it is not non-check hockey so ? it was nice to see the HAWKS letting the opponents know that THEY also can be targets !

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