Devils vs. Lightning: Anton Volchenkov lays massive hit on Nate Thompson

Bruce Bennett

Volchenkov smash!

Congratulations to Anton Volchenkov, who just made the NHL's hit of the season on Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson.

The New Jersey Devils defenseman is well-known for his hard hitting abilities, but the hit he laid on poor Nate Thompson in the second period on Saturday night was something else entirely.

See for yourself.

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Hard and clean. We're probably not going to see a better hit than that all year.

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