This is one of the dirtiest hockey hits we’ve seen in awhile. Dallas Stars’ Cody Eakin with absolutely no regard for Henrik Lundqvist’s head/position/life here. Everyone knows that the goalie is protected behind his net in the little quadrangle whatever you want to call it, and Eakin just didn’t give a damn here.
Henrik Lundqvist Got RAILROADED By Stars’ Cody Eakin, And It Was Easily The Dirtiest Hit So Far This NHL Season pic.twitter.com/RbIFdKnHU6
— SportsCast (@SportsCast_THN) December 16, 2016
Not only did he make literally ZERO effort to avoid hitting Lundqvist, but in fact, he pretty much left his feet and drove his elbow straight into the Rangers’ goalie’s skoal like a total dirtball.
Got a game misconduct for it, too. And serves him right. No doubt the league office is going to fine and suspend him for this one, and deservedly so.