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Video: Adam McQuaid’s hit on Chris Neil


Ottawa Senators forward Chris Neil needed some help getting off the ice after Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid delivered this hit:

As you can see, McQuaid had to drop the gloves following that hit, as Patrick Wiercioch engaged him.

Even though McQuaid received a minor penalty for boarding, the Bruins ended up getting a two-minute power play because Wiercioch received two minor penalties (one for instigating, one specifically for instigating with a face shield) on top of the concurrent fighting majors.

On the bright side for the Sens, Neil did come out for one shift in the first period following that hit. We’ll keep an eye out for updates if he ends up feeling ill effects later on.

(Note: it appears that Neil landed a questionable hit on Chris Kelly just moments ago in the second period, so the Bruins might not be so happy that he returned.)