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Video: Muzzin lands huge hit on Kruger

May 28, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT

Heading into overtime, a lot was in the air, but it seems fair to say that Chicago Blackhawks forward Marcus Kruger had a rough night.

One could point to his -3 rating heading into overtime against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5, but this thunderous hit by Jake Muzzin tells the story far more dramatically:

The real question is how to use Muzzin’s last name to describe his hits. Did Kruger get Muzzin’d or should we go with “Muzzining?”

  1. Professor Fate - May 28, 2014 at 11:33 PM

    Muzzin blast.

  2. sixchr - May 28, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    That hit is symbolic of what this game is doing to me. This is phenomenal hockey, particularly for someone who doesn’t have a dog in this fight.

  3. comeonnowguys - May 28, 2014 at 11:37 PM

    Longer this goes, less I like Chicago ‘ s chances. They have been the team more likely to commit a bad turnover in this series. Hope I am wrong!

    • comeonnowguys - May 28, 2014 at 11:48 PM

      Shocking. I am wrong.

  4. classicdbrown - May 28, 2014 at 11:39 PM

    How about a Muzzin Stunner

  5. chicagobtech - May 28, 2014 at 11:49 PM

    How about: “One helluva hit.”?

  6. r8rbhawk - May 28, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    How about Muzzsaw?

  7. jpat2424 - May 28, 2014 at 11:57 PM

    Hawks fan here. Clean hit. And thats all I have to say. Monster hit. Guess I had more to say

  8. kings138 - May 29, 2014 at 1:37 AM

    God it was such a good game

  9. papajack1259 - May 29, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    Boy a hit! With-no whistle, whining or whimpering on the ice. Apparently the refs missed it. This game renewed my love of the sport. Tonight…..I’ll watch a high school play put on by the might whiners and flop artists up north.

  10. muckleflugga - May 29, 2014 at 6:04 AM

    steady on papajack1259

    you’re pointing fingers at the north … catch bickell or hossa on any given night if you want flopping … hawks are themselves one of the biggest collection of whiners in the league, from toews to quenneville

    all michael jackson no moonwalk

    catch hawks in los angeles on friday for a season-ending flop then say bye bye

    • avscup - May 29, 2014 at 9:21 AM

      Were you born a douche or did you actually learn how to be one?

      • slysipops - May 29, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        it’s all caused from him constantly sniffing the suntan lotion he rubs on the rich guy’s back and legs all day .

      • slysipops - May 29, 2014 at 3:36 PM

        p.s. i guess we all have to make a living in some sort of manner !

  11. nicknyhc - May 29, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Great hit and great game.

    I wish the refs from this game would call the Rangers/Habs game tonight so I don’t have to watch my Rangers humor a bunch of French Canadian ballerinas.

  12. topshelf37 - May 29, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Muzzin Loaded!

  13. slysipops - May 29, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    hit looked a little to the head , but KRUGER was bent over …besides he didn’t complain so it must of been okay .KRUGER is always getting nailed hard and keeps on clicking… what a guy ! plays 20 lbs. heavier than what he is !i just wish the HAWKS had someone to do some payback…or a coach who believed that it was the thing to do. oh well, it is what it is !

  14. toesml - May 29, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    Clearly he hit the head, even looks like he “targeted the head” I hardly see the difference in this and many hits the league has suspended many a player for many days……… I’m not saying he should be suspended, I’m saying the subjective nature of what constitutes a hit requiring discipline is sooo messed up.

    I guess if he flopped around, or faked a injury, or was actually injured, THEN all the sudden the league is threatened into action, and the hit to the head is a offence requiring discipline. Of lets say the hit was to Hossa or ??? then is it looked at.

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