Earlier today in the opening game for Canada and Czech Republic two Philadelphia Flyers went at it.
After Claude Giroux was called for a penalty and then touched the puck up to stop play, Czech defenseman Radko Gudas was caught in a tussle with Matt Duchene. Nathan MacKinnon and Giroux both rushed to their linemate’s defense, with Gudas having no concern for his NHL teammate.
Gudas, without looking at him, knocked down Giroux with a one-punch to the jaw.
Jake Voracek then came over and helped the referee remove Gudas from the situation.
Giroux felt the hit and checked his teeth for any damage.
Giroux got him back after the game, though.
— Darina Vymětalíková (@darina_vymetali) May 5, 2017
All in good fun, right?
Luckily Claude wasn’t any worse for wear, but now knows how opponents feel when they get hit with Gudas’ wrath.
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