One of the biggest rules in hockey is to never skate with your head down, and Brendan Smith of the Detroit Red Wings gave Stefan Matteau of the Montreal Canadiens a brutal reminder of the rules Thursday night.
Mateo was skating in the neutral zone, not paying attention with his head down, when the former Wisconsin star threw his shoulder directly into Matteau’s jaw. (SLIDESHOW: This NHL Player’s Girlfriend Is A Sexy Model Almost Too Hot To Handle)
The Canadiens’ forward instantly dropped to the ice in pain as Smith began to trade blows with his teammates. (RELATED: Watch American Hero TJ Oshie Repeatedly Punch The NHL’s Greatest Villain [VIDEO])