There is little question that NHL playoff hockey is one of the most exciting things around. Arenas are packed to the rafters and the players on the ice seem to treat each game like it could be their last.

Well, that excitement only grows when there is a big hit in the middle of an important playoff game. That’s exactly what happened on Monday night during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Watch as Dion Phaneuf absolutely destroys an unsuspecting Bryan Rust, who was born in Pontiac and grew up in Troy, Michigan.

You may have guessed it, but Rust was unable to return to the game.

 

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