Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson came off the bench Thursday night and dropped Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ryan Callahan to stop a scoring chance.
Callahan was leading a three-on-two rush into the Blackhawks’ zone. Hjalmarsson apparently realized that the Lightning were about to score, so he illegally entered the game to break up the attack. (VIDEO: Hockey Player Knocked Out Cold During Fight By Massive Right Hook)
Hjalmarsson was penalized for the play, but two minutes in the box is better than giving up a point on the scoreboard. (VIDEO: Another NHL Game Ended With A Beautiful Line Brawl)