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Double GIFness: It’s all ass and elbows in the NHL

by Rob Dore | January 9, 2014

They call the first one a hip-check but it looks like an ass-tackle to me. Ottawa Senator Erik Karlsson took out Colorado Avalanche’s Nathan MacKinnon with this well-timed bum-rush. Great to watch but during his two minute penalty box stay the Avalanche scored and went on to win 4-3. Worth it.

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This is out and out dirty play. Boston Bruins center Gregory Campbell throws and elbow in the face of Anaheim Ducks center Mathieu Perreault. Who failed to duck. Campbell avoided punishment for this hit during the game and may not be punished in retrospect. It may help that his did, Colin Campbell, is the current NHL Director of Hockey Operations.

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