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Video: Wild’s Cooke levels Rangers’ Zuccarello with hard hit

Minnesota Wild v Tampa Bay Lightning

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 17: Matt Cooke #24 of the Minnesota Wild against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on October 17, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Mike Carlson

Matt Cooke, with a reputation for being a nasty, dirty hockey player, delivered a thunderous body check Sunday night.

Cooke caught New York Rangers’ left-winger Mats Zuccarello with a big hit near the end boards just after Zuccarello had reversed the puck behind the net late in the first period.

Zuccarello bounced right back up to his feet, while Rangers’ defenseman John Moore jumped in to confront Cooke.

The only penalties handed out on the play were to Moore for roughing and Minnesota’s Kyle Brodziak for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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