Jonathan Drouin took a large body check from Thomas Hickey.
— CBC Montreal (@CBCMontreal) May 4, 2016
Hickey, 27, is a 6’0″, 189 pound blueliner who’s constantly being picked on by the Isles’ fanbase for a perceived “lack of size.”
Well, roughly five minutes into the second period, Slater Koekkoek came chasing after Hickey. Why? Because Hickey had massacred Tampa Bay Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin in what may be a candidate for hit of the year.
It was a clean, textbook hit, too.
Watch Jonathan Drouin's head here. I really hope he's okay. pic.twitter.com/60z8WkbVcM
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) May 4, 2016
Tensions flared throughout the remainder of the second frame, although Victor Hedman ended up giving the Bolts a 2-1 lead halfway through the period, before Nick Leddy scored the equalizer for the Isles just minutes later.