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Dion Phaneuf crushed Patric Hornqvist, fought Evgeni Malkin

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A gigantic hit ruffled some feathers late in the Penguins 2-1 win against the Maple Leafs.

Dion Phaneuf unloads on Patric Hornqvist
Dion Phaneuf unloads on Patric Hornqvist

Late in the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf reminded us what he's most known for: Delivering monstrous hits.

Phaneuf delivered a huge hit on Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist in the neutral zone. Don Cherry will want to include this on his next video.

The hit was perfectly legal and didn't result in a penalty for Phaneuf but that didn't mean the Penguins had to like it. Evgeni Malkin took exception to the hit and picked a fight with Phaneuf to stand up for his teammate.

The Maple Leafs ended the game with a power play but were unable to get one past Thomas Greiss to tie it up.

(GIFs courtesy: @myregularface)