You always want to see big hits in playoff hockey, but you never want to see an official involved.
That was the case on Monday when Linesman Brad Kovachik had to leave Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final’s with a sprained knee after a massive collision along the boards. As you can see from the below video, he really got lit up.
GIF: Oh man, this poor linesman. pic.twitter.com/iavHp0ymlX
— Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 19, 2015
He is lucky that it was just a sprained knee.
— WordLink #NHL (@NHLbyWordLink) May 19, 2015