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Video: Hjalmarsson lands big hit on Backes

Apr 17, 2014, 10:58 PM EDT

This time of year, there’s a lot of risk involved when a player attempts a big hit, yet bone-shattering checks tend to be that much more memorable when they happen in the playoffs (see: Scott Stevens on many victims).

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman’s Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s hit on St. Louis Blues forward David Backes probably won’t live on like Stevens obliterating Paul Kariya and Eric Lindros, but it was still impressive. Besides, it’s also one of those instances in which the “predator” becomes the “prey”:

  1. claudegirwho - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:29 AM

    Can someone please put up the video of quinville yelling at the refs to “suck his balls” while he grabs his crotch on the one call he wanted????

  2. claudegirwho - Apr 18, 2014 at 12:32 AM

    http://deadspin.com/joel-quenneville-goes-into-nut-grabbing-rage-while-dema-1564565384
    Hahaha

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