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  1. Ovechkin, Michalek will hear from NHL on Monday

    Jan 22, 2012, 11:50 PM EDT

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michalek’s hearing is in the morning while Ovechkin will discuss his hit in the afternoon.

  2. Dan Carcillo gets ejected for hit on Tom Gilbert

    Jan 2, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

    Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks

    He actually hurt himself along with Gilbert with that foolish check.

  3. Raffi Torres receives two-game suspension

    Jan 2, 2012, 10:05 PM EDT

    torresgetty

    This probably won’t be enough to teach him a lesson.

  4. Jody Shelley waives in-person meeting with NHL regarding Darryl Boyce hit

    Sep 22, 2011, 5:04 PM EDT

    shelleybloodyagain

    Speculation increases about the possible length of Jody Shelley’s suspension as the Flyers forward decided to waive his right for an in-person interview on the matter.

  5. Jesse Boulerice’s wife takes to Facebook to announce controversial hitter’s retirement

    Sep 5, 2011, 1:00 PM EDT

    boulericedowney

    Jesse Boulerice made headlines for all the wrong reasons during his hockey career, but he’ll leave the sport in a strange way.

  6. Zack Kassian hopes to make Sabres’ roster, walk the line between physical and illegal hits

    Aug 31, 2011, 11:18 AM EDT

    Zack Kassian

    Zack Kassian hopes to bring his grit and size to a finesse-centric group of Sabres forwards, but he’ll have to find the right balance between being physical and going over the line with his bone-crushing hits.

  7. Will Matt Cooke be a changed man next season?

    Aug 23, 2011, 8:30 PM EDT

    Matt Cooke, Andrei Markov

    Matt Cooke seems like he wants to change his dirty-hitting ways next season, even if many won’t forgive him for his many mistakes.

  8. Putting on the foil… Again: Islanders re-sign Trevor Gillies to one-year, two-way deal

    Jun 17, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Trevor Gillies

    We’re sure the news of Trevor Gillies re-signing with the New York Islanders will be a big hit in Pittsburgh as the overtly physical forward gets likely his last chance to get it together as a pro.

  9. Flyers get back in the game, but Sabres take 4-3 lead to avenge Mike Richards hit

    Apr 24, 2011, 5:29 PM EDT

    Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders

    The Flyers stormed back to tie the game up 3-3 in the second period, but the Sabres gained revenge on a dirty Mike Richards hit when Nathan Gerbe made in 4-3. The Flyers must score in the third period to keep their season alive.

  10. Game of the Week: Matt Cooke’s ugly hit changes game, Rangers win 5-2 after wild third period

    Mar 20, 2011, 3:25 PM EDT

    New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Another dirty hit by Matt Cooke and an ill-timed high-sticking penalty by Matt Niskanen turned the tide of this afternoon’s Rangers-Penguins game, as ample PP time allowed New York to eventually win 5-2. The question is: what – if anything – will the NHL do about another ugly Cooke hit?

  11. Max Pacioretty leaves Bruins-Canadiens game on a stretcher after brutal hit by Zdeno Chara (Video)

    Mar 8, 2011, 9:39 PM EDT

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    Zdeno Chara, Steve Kampfer, Roman Hamrlik, Max Pacioretty

    Max Pacioretty left the Bruins-Habs game on a stretcher tonight, as Zdeno Chara caught him with a brutal hit in an awkward spot.

  12. Matt Cooke’s dirty hit on Fedor Tyutin: Poor excuses and time for the NHL to take a stand

    Feb 9, 2011, 11:52 AM EDT

    Columbus Blue Jackets v Pittsburgh Penguins

    Penguins pariah Matt Cooke finds himself in yet another dirty hit discussion and this time the excuses don’t fly. It’s time for the league to make a stand.

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