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Matthew Tkachuk Sends Jack Eichel To The Locker Room With A Massive Hit

  • Published on Jun 4, 2023 veröffentlicht
  • The Florida Panthers and Vegas Golden Knights get into it in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after Matthew Tkachuk clatters Jack Eichel with a huge hit that sends his helmet flying and Eichel to the dressing room.
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  • Daniel Reyes
    Daniel Reyes 3 months ago +1150

    That’s how you deliver a clean hit. Not launched at his head, no extending arms wherever or even a cross check. Just a clean body blow to an opponent who wasn’t looking.

    • J.G. Wentworth
      J.G. Wentworth 3 months ago +63

      The only person that launched into that was eichel lmao

    • idk man
      idk man 3 months ago +2


    • Joe
      Joe 3 months ago +9

      @idk man what do you mean lmao, he’s entirely correct

    • Wayland Smith
      Wayland Smith 3 months ago +29

      First clean hit Tkachuk ever threw

    • Tickleyourpickle
      Tickleyourpickle 3 months ago +3

      ​@Joe don't fault the guy he just doesn't know

  • Swirv One
    Swirv One 3 months ago +689

    I am not a Tkachuk fan in any way, but that was a clean hit.
    If anything, this should be a reminder to every hockey player of what can happen when you skate through the middle with your head down. BOOM !!!!

    • TheGhostFart
      TheGhostFart 3 months ago +8

      Yeah those types of hits are why players get it drilled into them early on to keep your head up.

    • VelociPat
      VelociPat 3 months ago +18

      It's not because his head was down, it's because he toe-picked and lost his footing.
      Watch it again in slo-mo.

    • Lynn Fuentas
      Lynn Fuentas 3 months ago +10

      Reminds me of the old Scott Steven's hits.

    • Hostile NPc Sload
      Hostile NPc Sload 3 months ago +1

      Ong I got hit hard asf playing travel doing the same thing one day in Arkansas

    • GG
      GG 3 months ago +3

      If you're not a Katchuk fanboy then why do you care?

  • Barx
    Barx 3 months ago +1123

    A clean hit so hard the refs instinctively thought it was dirty.

    • Thrusterman
      Thrusterman 3 months ago +26

      Charging, easily

    • Chris
      Chris 3 months ago +85

      @Thrusterman 🤣🤣🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    • Bryan Hoppet
      Bryan Hoppet 3 months ago +55

      Wasn’t a penalty

    • Kaya
      Kaya 3 months ago +101

      @Thrustermanimagine thinking ramming into someone in open ice whose carrying the puck is charging. You might wanna reread the rules

  • Ian O'Malley
    Ian O'Malley 3 months ago +30

    I've always loved the way tkachuk plays. I wish he were on my team. I wouldn't be surprised if his brother has a cup run in a few years either. Skilled big guys who are willing to grind and use the body are an absolute must to make it far in the playoffs.

    • Todd Heywood
      Todd Heywood 3 months ago +1

      I applaud you, one of the few that actually understand the way hockey is suppose to be played! A breath of fresh air.

    • Ian O'Malley
      Ian O'Malley 3 months ago +1

      @Todd Heywood thanks Todd. I think a lot of the idiotic comments are from vgk fans who don't know what they're talking about. They're lucky to have such success this quickly.

    • Todd Heywood
      Todd Heywood 3 months ago

      @Ian O'Malley lol so true, I’m a Sabres fan, so I know all about that! But in our case, not having success 😂

    • Clark807
      Clark807 3 months ago

      @Todd Heywood Was chicken $hit Tkachuk playing the way hockey is supposed to be played after game 4?

    • Todd Heywood
      Todd Heywood 3 months ago

      @Clark807 omg! If you had him on your team you would love the way he plays, do I like it when he plays like Lemieux (Claude). I don’t like play that crosses the line, but I would give just about anything to have a guy who plays with heart, and 100% each shift, that also happens to put up 100 points a season. Also, he isn’t chicken s$&@ because he would drop the gloves with anyone.

  • cpac54
    cpac54 3 months ago +67

    Never thought I'd say it as an Oilers fan, but Tkachuk has become one of my favourite players during this playoff run. Guy's a beast.

    • X Tho
      X Tho 3 months ago +1

      me too as a Leafs fan. I honestly thought Carolina would sweep them. Boy was I wrong. Even if FLA doesn't win this cup, I still think Tkachuk should win MVP. And I couldn't stand him for the last few years. Good hit man and great playoff series for an individual player. Always will be a fan of him now!

    • Saifon Lawrence
      Saifon Lawrence 3 months ago

      Me too as an Oiler/Habs fan !

    • Gforce
      Gforce 3 months ago

      I hated him before but when you see him interviewed he’s the most likeable guy. Modest and soft spoken.

  • Aria Valencia
    Aria Valencia 3 months ago +14

    Dang, that hit was one of the hardest this year! Sending good vibes to Eichel, hoping he's as okay as one can be after taking such a brutal hit. Stay strong, man! 💪🏒

    • Todd Heywood
      Todd Heywood 3 months ago

      Oh don’t worry about eichel, one big toot with the nose candy and he’ll be alllllright!

  • NHL Fan
    NHL Fan 3 months ago +598

    Clean hit by Matthew Tkachuk just trying to get momentum for his team making huge hits!

    • brevyn Cardinal
      brevyn Cardinal 3 months ago +17

      You couldn’t be more correct

    • Dennis Schultz
      Dennis Schultz 3 months ago +35

      He will get his and I can't wait, he is the only reason I am cheering for the Knights. I hate players like him always have always will. I have watched hockey for over 50 years and dirt is dirt. He takes a predatory run and you call it clean, entent matters and so does history. You can see the shoulder is injured and that was his intent. Some people do not have a moral compass his dad was known to be a cheap shot as well. But he did not turtle everytime he was asked to pay the price for his actions.

    • Souless Shadow
      Souless Shadow 3 months ago +69

      @Dennis Schultz You've been watching 50 years, and think that was a dirty hit? That sounds like a lie to me bud. If you've been watching hockey for 50 years you'd know hits like that happened literally all the time by clean players from the 80's through the early 00's until the NHL started getting soft. That was a clean hit shoulder to shoulder, and maybe Jack should keep his head up. I don't like dirty players, but if you're gonna sit there and say you've been watching hockey for that long and call this a dirty hit then I'm gonna call you a liar and say I'm the pope.

    • bryan d
      bryan d 3 months ago +8

      @Dennis Schultz Right. I understand if players happen to be there and make a hit but this guy's objective is always to instigate and injure others.

    • Brad Olsen
      Brad Olsen 3 months ago +25

      @Dennis Schultz Doesn't the axe swinging Lumber Jack Pietrangelo play for the Knights?

  • Arick Quinton
    Arick Quinton 3 months ago +52

    Such a good clean hit in The Stanley Cup Final, and yet everybody still jumps in. If there is ever a time this should be expected it's right now.

  • karl G
    karl G 3 months ago +15

    Tkachuk is a remnant of prior 2010 hockey, plays a hard game and an excellent player, like Marchand everyone hates him but secretly theyd buy his jersey if he joined their team.

    • Ian O'Malley
      Ian O'Malley 3 months ago +1

      Totally agree but marchand does not level guys like this. Due to his size he's more of a rat whereas tkachuk does the ratty stuff while also laying people out due to his size. To be a gifted player plus size and not use it is common now. I think of a guy like Auston Matthews. If he were to be half as physical as tkachuk it would really help that team go farther.

    • woodchuck 1
      woodchuck 1 3 months ago

      Don't compare Tkachuk with a rat like marchand.

  • 6 Slice
    6 Slice 3 months ago +12

    Clean hit. One of the hardest hits I've seen in awhile.
    Too bad for Eichel not seeing Tkachuk. Keep your head up.

  • Ryan Maxwelll
    Ryan Maxwelll 3 months ago +8

    Not a Tkachuk fan at all, but this is a clean hit. And I think it is what's missing from the game these days. The sh*t show that ensues is the reason it barely exists anymore - clean hits don't need to cause a fight. Take your lumps, keep your head up at all times. Learn from your mistake.

  • RRaquello
    RRaquello 3 months ago +9

    That's a fair hit. It's tough to avoid a hit when a guy is coming off the bench and shows up out of nowhere.

  • BloggerMusicMan
    BloggerMusicMan 3 months ago +541

    One of the hardest hits of the year. I hope Eichel is as ok as you can be after getting hit like that.

    • CanadianRage
      CanadianRage 3 months ago +11

      Hardest hit of the year??? Relax there

    • Tim Legend
      Tim Legend 3 months ago +13

      Biggest hit of the year? Trouba would send Matt right into retirement.

    • Brendan
      Brendan 3 months ago +5

      Man had neck surgery a couple years back, fk hope he good

    • hossahunter22
      hossahunter22 3 months ago +5

      Eichel lunged forward, probably an AC joint

  • JB
    JB 3 months ago +2

    As a die hard Buffalo fan it was great to see Eichel get hit clean like that, but honestly seeing him get up, my respect for him went up a lot.

  • BeBoChamp
    BeBoChamp 3 months ago +3

    Eichel had the puck, no elbows, no extension, no head contact, no liftoff, no knee on knee contact... God damn, this hit might have the highest clean-to-hard hit ratio ever recorded!

  • m
    m 3 months ago

    more massive hits like this, it does not feel like the playoffs without the physical part

  • JD 2020
    JD 2020 3 months ago +12

    Even Eichel said in the post-game that it’s a physical game and people get hit. It’s just how it is.

  • BZH
    BZH 3 months ago +29

    100% clean hit.

  • Kenny Shrimpton
    Kenny Shrimpton 3 months ago +158

    Eichel was falling forward before being hit, the momentum of him leaning forward was what made the hit look worse from Tkachuk's standpoint. As soon as you put your head down like that you're leaving yourself vulnerable

    • cui oil progress 4vr
      cui oil progress 4vr 3 months ago +2

      They should all forget about the puck and watch for the hits

    • Éric McMullen
      Éric McMullen 3 months ago

      Seem like he kinda lost his balance when he saw Tkachuk 1 feet away from him full speed lol.

    • AlteredFF
      AlteredFF 3 months ago

      Even then the contact is shoulder to shoulder.

    • Todd Heywood
      Todd Heywood 3 months ago

      Honestly, to me it looked like eichel almost tried to bail out at the last second.

  • ShinyMew76
    ShinyMew76 3 months ago +3

    Perfectly executed, clean open ice hit. I’m glad Eichel is alright though. Seeing him get injured again would be really sad.

  • The Wright Boys
    The Wright Boys 3 months ago +18

    What a beauty of a hit. So clean. Wish Eichel a fast recovery.

    • Paul Green
      Paul Green 3 months ago +1

      Gonna be so satisfying watching these clowns continue to lose.

    • Figeroux
      Figeroux 3 months ago +3

      He came back in the game and got another point in the blowout victory.

    • Patrick Gregory
      Patrick Gregory 3 months ago

      Did he get a penalty?

  • Ja9mm
    Ja9mm 3 months ago +18

    Eichel's facial expressions lookin like Marv from Home Alone getting a paint can to the face 😂

  • Dave S
    Dave S 3 months ago

    I say props to Eichel for getting up right after. What a hit

  • Double_O_Shoe
    Double_O_Shoe 3 months ago +159

    What a clean open ice hit!

    • cui oil progress 4vr
      cui oil progress 4vr 3 months ago +2

      so clean he almost beheaded him

    • sars
      sars 3 months ago +4

      He dove into the hit lol keep your head up players

    • XaviRonaldo
      XaviRonaldo 3 months ago +4

      ​@cui oil progress 4vrlook again there absolutely zero head contact

    • Éric McMullen
      Éric McMullen 3 months ago +5

      @cui oil progress 4vr You are soft. Hockey is not for soft people.

    • Thatoneguy
      Thatoneguy 3 months ago +2

      @cui oil progress 4vr it’s 100% clean. Stop trying to take contact out of hockey

  • the the
    the the 3 months ago +286

    Absolute beauty of a hit. Clean as can be.

    • colton gillis
      colton gillis 3 months ago +5

      Yeah if you are smoking crack then yes lolll absolutely charging more than 3 strides

    • LePrimo
      LePrimo 3 months ago +4

      @colton gillis Every hit I have seen the panthers do in the entire playoffs has been charging. It's just not a real rule apparently

    • Zergilli
      Zergilli 3 months ago +3

      Taking 4 full strides at someone isnt a clean hit. As a 30 year Blues fan, youtube comments are proof that people are complete idiots. It should be a charging call most definitely.

    • Eric Alexander Katsikaris
      Eric Alexander Katsikaris 3 months ago +10

      The charging is nowhere near visible via the replay given by Sportsnet, relax.

    • FoxHound Mulder
      FoxHound Mulder 3 months ago +3

      Clean hit. Jack should know if your head is up, you eyes should be too.

  • Paul Solon
    Paul Solon 3 months ago +1

    I was hit like that in football. Kicked off, looked at ball. Smash to left sdr. 48 years later sdr still hurts today. It never healed

  • Glenn Brown
    Glenn Brown 3 months ago +1

    Great open ice hit, well done, shoulder to shoulder and he had puck

  • Henri Perejil
    Henri Perejil 3 months ago

    This really takes some of the luster off of Florida’s amazing underdog run. As much as I want them to win, I think a one-game suspension would be fair.

  • hockedad
    hockedad 3 months ago +3

    good solid hit...playoff hockey,love it

  • Elder Guy
    Elder Guy 3 months ago +2

    Considering Jack and his history with his neck I was pretty happy to see him get up. I'm sure his surgeon feels pretty good about how the disc held up.

  • Jason Teal
    Jason Teal 3 months ago +381

    That was as clean as you could get. Eichel fell forward right as the hit took place.

    • Steve Fowler
      Steve Fowler 3 months ago

      In slow motion, he saw Tkachuk coming at the last second and only had time to turn his head. Looked like a shoulder injury. That could of been much worse had he not turned his head though imo.

    • Zeke Odima
      Zeke Odima 3 months ago +2

      He fell right before the hit not sure why. That's the definition of a defenseless player. Not tkachuks fault in that case just a strange play.

    • tig leclerc
      tig leclerc 3 months ago +3

      he seem to toe pick himself . Clean hit . Glad hes hockey could have been REALLY bad.

    • grandi
      grandi 3 months ago +1

      He took too many strides so clearly tried to make it more dangerous than just gliding into a clean hit

    • peepDeli
      peepDeli 3 months ago

      I think he saw him last millisecond and just tried to avoid it the best he could, not loosing his balance

  • C.S. S.
    C.S. S. 3 months ago +63

    Dude, never one to jump to Chucky's defense, but that was 100% a clean hit. Even with Eichel falling it was all shoulder on shoulder. I could see Eichel getting a bit of whiplash, but no way is that an unclean hit.

    • Out Lander
      Out Lander 3 months ago

      Agreed It just caught Eichel by surprise

    • Rick Bateman
      Rick Bateman 3 months ago +1

      I’m the same, I don’t particularly like either of those players but that as a clean check and once again an NHL official on a power trip decided to impose his own rules.

    • Logan D
      Logan D 3 months ago +1

      Yeah I can’t stand the guy, but you’re absolutely right

    • TheWolfdoctor
      TheWolfdoctor 3 months ago

      The contact was clean but charging should have been called. The refs blew it on that one.

  • Jason Novak
    Jason Novak 3 months ago +19

    How did the knights not get penalized here for jumping Tkachuk after a clean hit? The NHL bias is showing HARD these past few games, Gary doing whatever it takes to get the Knights a cup...brutal.

    • Ryan Maxwelll
      Ryan Maxwelll 3 months ago +5

      Cry more. Zebras get it wrong both ways. It happens.

    • Ian O'Malley
      Ian O'Malley 3 months ago +1

      Literally doesn't matter what the refs call unless they suspend him for the series. Tkachuk knows he will get jumped for rocking their most skilled player. Think big picture like tkachuk did there. Eichel is now taking second looks on the ice and other skilled less physical players on the knights are too. As influential as calls can be refs don't make the determination on who wins.

    • Stan Rex
      Stan Rex 3 months ago

      @Ryan Maxwelll yeah yeah 🥴 “cRy mOrE” you goofs are everywhere

  • Beartimaeus
    Beartimaeus 3 months ago +176

    VGK fan here to say it was a good clean hit 🐀 and I’m glad to see Eichel back in the 3rd.

    • Daniel Ryan
      Daniel Ryan 3 months ago +9

      Love that. Sometimes you just have to tip your cap

    • liljoe31
      liljoe31 3 months ago +8

      Good hit. Eichel fine. Has an assist a few mins later

    • Wikoli-Kulolo Niele-Kapalama
      Wikoli-Kulolo Niele-Kapalama 3 months ago +4

      VGK fan too and yes I agreed it was, I'm glad Jackie is fine!

    • bob loblaw
      bob loblaw 3 months ago +3

      Eichel was searching for his head on the ice after the hit. He got blasted 💥

    • David
      David 3 months ago +3

      oh cool, we were just waiting for your assessment of the situation

  • dan L
    dan L 3 months ago +1

    Cleanest hit I've seen him throw
    Pick your head up kid

  • Sleep Well
    Sleep Well 3 months ago +16

    I broke my collar bone from a hit like that. Eichel must be in serious pain.

    • T BZ
      T BZ 3 months ago +7

      Thinking same thing, especially by how he left the ice… been there too. I had dislocated shoulder though lol
      Guessing it was mild separation and he got some pain meds or shot considering he was back.

    • carlos c
      carlos c 3 months ago +2

      Maybe he learns to keep his head up in the future

    CMLAFLAMME 3 months ago +3

    That hit was so hard that everyone needed a good hug afterwards.

  • Eddie
    Eddie 3 months ago

    This is just part of what makes playoff hockey the greatest sport on earth...

  • Mr. C
    Mr. C 3 months ago

    That hit was so big all the players had to hug it out after because of the trauma 😂

  • Toolwise
    Toolwise 3 months ago +6

    Incredibly hard...yet clean open ice hit

  • Paul Watson
    Paul Watson 3 months ago

    And I saw an interview with Eichel after the game... even he said it was a clean hit. 👍

  • Jonas Andersson
    Jonas Andersson 3 months ago +2

    Really good hit, lucky Eichel saw him just at the last second so he could turn his head a brace himself abit.

  • Richard Prescott
    Richard Prescott 3 months ago +3

    Up 4-0 with 2 minutes to go, what in the world was Eichel thinking?

  • VIC
    VIC 3 months ago +4

    It felt like going to work Monday morning during the game. Then it suddenly felt like 5pm on a Friday heading into a long weekend after seeing the hit.

  • uncle funker
    uncle funker 3 months ago +2

    Hockey is the only sport ive ever played that could pretty much defied physics at any given time. I've not only seen but been involved in hits where a MUCH bigger player who has momentum,speed and the angle on what(at the time)is an unsuspecting player end up being the one on the ice suffering the grunt of the hit while the other player skates away pretty much untouched.

    • Justin McNish
      Justin McNish 3 months ago

      m1v1 = m2v2

    • Ian O'Malley
      Ian O'Malley 3 months ago

      That's why I love this game. The randomness and really how beautiful it can look. My theory on this however is a players skating skill. As fans we don't pay much attention to a players skating abilities. I would say with all else being equal the guy who is an all around better skater will tend to win battles which you and I seem surprised by as we're not on the ice and are watching from TV angles.

  • Connie Snider
    Connie Snider 3 months ago +2

    Clean hit. No questions asked

  • Kim Taylor
    Kim Taylor 3 months ago +2

    Chuck is the king of all hockey right now. Period..no matter who your team is. Doin it all. Go chucky. Love from Buffalo 😊

  • Big Mally
    Big Mally 3 months ago +7

    Best Hit of 2023 Playoffs!! Clean as it comes!

    THOMASZ B 3 months ago +4

    Clean hit! "Don't skate through the neutral zone with your head down"-Eric Lindros

    • D B
      D B 3 months ago +1

      It wasn't that he tripped. Try and pay attention

      THOMASZ B 3 months ago +1

      @D B he didn’t trip, he knew his world was about to get rocked so he tried avoiding the hit last second.

  • Kyle Huartson
    Kyle Huartson 3 months ago

    Can't wait the arms race of physicality after these playoffs. Time to get back to good ol' hockey.

  • A
    A 3 months ago +1

    What in the hell was tkachuk ejected for? That was clean as hell.

  • Jeff
    Jeff 3 months ago +1

    beautiful clean hit. Keep your head up kids!

  • Jessica Douglas
    Jessica Douglas 3 months ago +2

    Great hit, nothing wrong with ole time hockey like that!

  • Michael Warren
    Michael Warren 3 months ago

    As much as I might hate Tkachuk, that's a legal hit. More importantly, good to see Eichel skate off right away and later come back. Obviously hurting in the immediate aftermath, but not dazed or anything. Just good, thick-body hockey that leaves no one injured.

  • k h
    k h 3 months ago +51

    Tkachuk is by no means a clean player, but that was a clean hit.

    • Nic E
      Nic E 3 months ago

      Didn’t barbashev get a misconduct?

    • anonymous
      anonymous 3 months ago +4

      ​@Nic E that should have been the only call for retaliation.

    • tig leclerc
      tig leclerc 3 months ago +1

      @anonymous well Tka got a 10 because After he got removed from the pile he JUMPED pietrangelo and hit him in the face ... That why he got a 10.

    • Keith G
      Keith G 3 months ago

      Scott Stevens would be proud of that hit. He made hits like this into an art form...

    • TheWolfdoctor
      TheWolfdoctor 3 months ago

      The contact was clean, but charging should have been called. It was blatantly obvious.

  • Cruce Entertainment
    Cruce Entertainment 3 months ago

    Absolutely clean, and he saw it coming. But I’m sure it hurt!

  • JustHazardous
    JustHazardous 3 months ago +2

    Great hit by Tkachuk!!!!

  • J A Y
    J A Y 3 months ago +4

    Great hit. Luckily Eichel is ok and his team got the win. What a hit though, beauty.

  • Сергей М.
    Сергей М. 3 months ago +11

    Обалденный хит! 🔥

  • John Estok
    John Estok 3 months ago +1

    More clean than other hits these playoffs.

  • GP
    GP 3 months ago +5

    Eichel comes back and sets up a beauty. Eichel doing what it takes to win.

  • JET67JD
    JET67JD 3 months ago

    Tkachuk’s been wildin lately. This is great

  • Garrison Assance-Monague
    Garrison Assance-Monague 3 months ago +1

    Deadly hit 👌🏾

  • Jason KH
    Jason KH 3 months ago

    I’m not a violent person, but it makes me feel good to see Eichel get his bell rung, especially by Chucky 💪🏼

  • BigTulsa
    BigTulsa 3 months ago +1

    Keep your head up Eichel. Tkachuk absolutely trucked him.

  • 18mvo
    18mvo 3 months ago +4

    Eichel nervously fell right into it too haha damn good hit

  • Brandon Mcfellin
    Brandon Mcfellin 3 months ago

    Biggest open ice hit I've seen in a while. Clean.

    DCXXX 3 months ago

    Clean hit .. Eichel had his head up and just tripped.

  • MindDiet
    MindDiet 3 months ago

    Goes to show the toughness of Eichel being back in the third, and still making an impact. Tkachuk lines him up and skates from center ice trying to make a statement. Most he skated all game. Can’t be mad at him but the intentions were clear.
    Knights in 4

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  • Ralph Hunt
    Ralph Hunt 3 months ago +4

    Hard hit, but clean, keep your head on a swivel Jack.

  • john doe
    john doe 3 months ago +7

    Clean as a clean hit can be, and I hate both teams but man I'd love Tkachuk on my team for sure.

  • mikeyjudo
    mikeyjudo 3 months ago +57

    Huge hit, completely clean

  • cdmwpb
    cdmwpb 3 months ago +1

    Thats a clean hit. Keep your head up and you wont get hit like that.

  • Dan
    Dan 3 months ago +1

    Florida needed this wake-up call. Bring on game 3!!

  • Oscar Jetson
    Oscar Jetson 3 months ago

    Definitely a clean hit. Eichel was fair game.

  • Mike236
    Mike236 3 months ago +3

    Jack got spooked out at the last second, that’s why his leg bend backwards…..didn’t lose his balance.. least he came back to the game.

    • Jamie Lushman
      Jamie Lushman 3 months ago

      He toe picked right before he got nailed

  • TheBlazersfan22
    TheBlazersfan22 3 months ago +38

    I love those hits. We need more of them.

    • UKNOW
      UKNOW 3 months ago +2

      On you next

    • matthew furlotte
      matthew furlotte 3 months ago +2

      nah we dont need more of them. thats how brain damage happens. the way it is now is good, every once in awhile theres a good one and it has the shock factor

    • Captain 49ers
      Captain 49ers 3 months ago

      On you next . Come to riverside park and get it.

    • Gabriel D'Souza
      Gabriel D'Souza 3 months ago

      @Mr. Brenman21 i mean i don't watch hockey exactly because of that reason, and most people in north america don't watch it either, which is why it's the least popular sport of all of the big 4 leagues.

  • RioMtl94
    RioMtl94 3 months ago

    That half second where he braced himself before the impact may be the reason he doesn’t have a career ending injury.

  • Tim Ivers
    Tim Ivers 3 months ago

    Head on a swivel. Clean hit. Vegas should have had some calls against them.

  • владимир григорьев

    Tkachuk is a Warrior !!!

  • eric scott
    eric scott 3 months ago

    That's a beauty shot right there, all the proper physicality of hockey. Eichel should know better.

  • Release 10
    Release 10 3 months ago +12

    Almost as good as Subban's hit on Marchand. Perfect timing

    • Paul Belamour
      Paul Belamour 3 months ago

      Except Subbans hit was not with the intention to injure Marchand. Tkachuk hit was predatory knowing of Eichel’s serious neck injury past. This hit could have paralyzed Eichel. It’s fine to hit Eichel but high impact hits like this is not worth it considering you could put another human being in a chair for the rest of his life.

    • Dan Coulthard
      Dan Coulthard 3 months ago +6

      @Paul Belamour Then retire from* the sport. nothing wrong here, carry on.

    • SigMa Prime
      SigMa Prime 3 months ago +3

      ​@Paul Belamouris this you're first year watching hockey? 😂

    • Ian O'Malley
      Ian O'Malley 3 months ago

      Subban's was an all time hit and it was beautiful too. Any kronwallian hit always catches my eye and besides being deadly they look great. I wouldn't put this one in the same arena aesthetically but it was a hell of a message sending hit.

    • Billy D
      Billy D 3 months ago +1

      @Paul Belamour Eichel plays hard too. He knows the risks. A clean hit on open ice is a thing of beauty.

  • Zach Brown
    Zach Brown 3 months ago

    What a hit. That's as clean as they come
    Wait a second, what did he get a penalty for?

  • Olmr Gosh
    Olmr Gosh 3 months ago

    Now that’s a nice clean hit shoulder to shoulder

  • Doc Hollidxy
    Doc Hollidxy 3 months ago

    One of his few clean plays of the game. By the end of this series he is going to seriously injure someone with his otherwise dirty play.

    • BAKnights14
      BAKnights14 3 months ago

      He's probably gonna do just that in game 3 let's get the ejection hattrick

  • Medium double double
    Medium double double 3 months ago +15

    Good clean hit, few hits already these playoffs where someone comes in with a full head of steam into a play where someone isn’t expecting a hit that fast. Game is getting so fast!

  • Todd Sullivan
    Todd Sullivan 3 months ago

    Not a fan of Tkachuk but that was a clean hit. The pads are too damn hard on the outside. They're like armour now. Instant concussions and shoulder damage.

  • Tyler Runyon
    Tyler Runyon 3 months ago +50

    Clean and perfect hit. Nothing nefarious there.

    • hossahunter22
      hossahunter22 3 months ago

      The only thing nefarious was Eichel's lack of awareness and no internal clock... "if you fly straight and level for mor than 30 seconds Jerry will have you for lunch" (in hockey it's more like 3 seconds)

    • mikescorpio13
      mikescorpio13 3 months ago +1

      useless hit with intent of injuring in a 120% certain loss......idiots like hits like that and idiots delivers hits like that.

    • Purple Potato
      Purple Potato 3 months ago +3

      @mikescorpio13 It's a big hit to get your team going... No loss is guaranteed and 0-4 with a whole period left has tons of time for a comeback

    • hossahunter22
      hossahunter22 3 months ago +1

      @mikescorpio13 his team is down big and needs a spark. Eichel was a dumbass skating that long near a blue line with the puck with his head down. It's Eichel's fault lol. Go watch 10U if you don't like hits

  • павел Лисица

    Мэтью красавчик не сдаётся хоть и по счету проигрывает лучший игрок всего сезона

  • Alex Gerzon
    Alex Gerzon 3 months ago +1

    Oof - that is the absolute worst time to toe pick, good thing he didn’t slam into that head first 😅

  • glad lawson
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  • VaahteraV
    VaahteraV 3 months ago

    Nice clean hit. Assumed it would be dirty at first considering the score.

  • Mike P
    Mike P 3 months ago

    Guy got ROCKED. Best part is, was an absolute CLEAN hit.

    • Maddog Barfog
      Maddog Barfog 3 months ago

      Not sure I agree with you that Tkachuck's 4 full accelerating strides going into the hit (seen at 1:18) is considered "CLEAN", but agreed he got rocked.

  • Ross Maurer
    Ross Maurer 3 months ago +7

    Clean hit. That was enjoyable to watch for many Buffalo fans

    • Tomoe
      Tomoe 3 months ago

      why does buffalo fans not like Eichel

    • Mehul Pandya
      Mehul Pandya 3 months ago

      @Tomoe He was quite bad on the Sabres, mostly due to organisational failures.

    • Clarence Korabek
      Clarence Korabek 3 months ago +1

      @Tomoe He was cancer in the locker room. All he did was whine. The best thing Buffalo did was get rid of him. They missed the playoffs by 2 points to Florida. When he was in Buffalo, there was no team chemistry, now they are playing like a team that should make the playoffs next season with the talent they now have.

    • TheWolfdoctor
      TheWolfdoctor 3 months ago

      Many Buffalo fans are rooting for Eichel.

    • Mehul Pandya
      Mehul Pandya 3 months ago

      @Clarence Korabek At least he somewhat succeededd elsewhere.

  • Daniel Smith
    Daniel Smith 3 months ago

    Just heard of this hit. Looks clean as can be. Was there a penalty called? It appears the ref was giving him a game misconduct.

  • Andrew Dickson
    Andrew Dickson 3 months ago

    Eichel just looked in a weird position. Happy he is OK especially with the disk surgery

  • raggin33
    raggin33 3 months ago

    clean hit. didnt leave his feet just put a great shot on him, the other guy is the one who lowered his shoulder in that manner causing the injury

  • Erek Keigan
    Erek Keigan 3 months ago

    Freak stumble, a hockey hit, Eichel is tough and hungry. That's old style hockey.

  • Armageddon Tomato
    Armageddon Tomato 3 months ago

    We need a few more comments saying this was a clean hit