Matt Dumba delivers a late hit - Injuring Joe Pavelski

Published April 18, 2023 at 10:01

Yesterday, the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars began their best-of-seven series, with the Wild ultimately winning 3-2 in double overtime. The game was intense, with both teams putting forth a strong effort, but unfortunately, it's not the game itself that's making headlines today.

Instead, the focus is on a controversial play that occurred late in the game. Matt Dumba of the Wild delivered a hit to Joe Pavelski of the Stars that left him injured and unable to finish the game. The hit has sparked debate among fans, with some arguing that it was a clean play, while others believe it was an illegal hit that should have resulted in a penalty.

For those who missed the incident, footage of the hit can be seen below. Despite the drama surrounding the hit, it's important to remember that hockey is a physical sport, and injuries can happen. Nevertheless, the incident serves as a reminder of the need for players to prioritize safety on the ice.

April 18   |   111 answers
Matt Dumba delivers a late hit - Injuring Joe Pavelski

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