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Video: Daniel Paille Hits Raymond Sawada In Head

In the Bruins wild 6-3 win over the Stars on Thursday night (that featured four fights in the first period…and three within the first four seconds), Daniel Paille delivered a vicious hit to Raymond Sawada’s head and received a match penalty. The Bruins killed the 5-minute power play, but that’s not the point: Paille’s hit was directed to the head and he deserves a suspension.

Decide for yourself:

(Video includes Mike Millbury’s analysis of the hit)

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4 comments for “Video: Daniel Paille Hits Raymond Sawada In Head”

  1. Sorry, but obviously you didn’t even watch the game. It was a heavy shoulder to shoulder hit through the center. Too bad Sawada painted a bull’s eye on himself and got leveled, but that is hockey. Try actually watching the game and looking at the footage – schmucks like you ruining hockey for the real fans out there.

    Posted by Dave Francis | February 4, 2011, 11:13 am
  2. OK, I did watch the game. I’m not going to hate Matt Cooke for his hit, yet let Daniel Paille off the hook for his hit. The new rules do not allow shots directly to the head.

    The hit was directly on Sawada’s head, and while I don’t think he intended to hit him in the head, he deserves to be suspended. Oh wait, look at that! He was. For four games.

    Posted by KC Downey | February 4, 2011, 12:23 pm
  3. [...] penalty in last night’s game for an elbow he threw to the head of Dallas’s Raymond Sawada. Paille leveled Sawada with a blindside hit in the second period, sweeping around Sawada’s right side, leading with an elbow that caught [...]

    Posted by Bruins Beat & Beat Up Dallas, 6-3 | Sports of Boston | February 4, 2011, 12:31 pm
  4. [...] GA_googleFillSlot("200×200"); Bruins forward Daniel Paille knew this was coming. One day after his blind-side, jaw-smacking hit on Stars forward Raymond Sawada, Paille was suspended for four games by the NHL on Friday. “It [...]

    Posted by Daniel Paille Suspended Four Games By NHL For Hit | Sports of Boston | February 4, 2011, 1:09 pm

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