Game 2s marred by physical altercations

Did you take a night off from watching Stanley Cup hockey on Saturday night? If so, you missed plenty of fireworks across all of the games going on from both Conferences. Physical play, dirty hits and fights galore summarized nearly every Game 2 on the schedule. 

If you did miss out, fear not. We compiled a collection of video to get you caught up. 


Rangers / Senators 

Matt Carkner jumps Brian Boyle, Brandon Dubinsky fights Gatorade container.

Blues / Sharks

Vladimir Sobotka breaks Dominic Moore’s nose, Roman Polak destroys Justin Braun.

Coyotes / Blackhawks

Andrew Shaw hits goaltender Mike Smith in the head.

Above is just a small selection of what could have been hundreds of videos in this article. Big, legal hits mixed with plenty of controversial dirty hits were the talk of Saturday, as every game had its moments where pure chaos broke out. 

Looking ahead, this bodes well for what should be some physical Game 3s across the NHL. Don’t be surprised if the officiating crews hand out more, stricter penalties in an effort to curb some of the violence we saw in Game 2 action. Excitement level aside, injuries can occur during these scrums and the NHL will be looking to limit some of the altercations that occur after the whistle. 

About David Rogers

Editor for The Comeback and Contributing Editor for Awful Announcing. Lover of hockey, soccer and all things pop culture.