Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was battling with the puck with Stars forward Colton Sceviour along his own end boards when Stars winger Ales Hemsky laid a hit on him. It looked high, but not malicious. Nevertheless, it left Ericsson with a bleeding cut on his face.
Hemsky high hit on Ericsson, who has a bleeding cut on his face pic.twitter.com/yJlvvzfqDh— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 8, 2015
Enraged, Ericsson came to his own defense by sucker punching Hemsky in the face twice.
Ericsson got the only penalty on the play, as seen here pic.twitter.com/rm9zwfvbTr— Stephanie (@myregularface) November 8, 2015
Ericsson deservedly got two minutes for roughing, but somehow Hemsky wasn't penalized for a hit near the head that resulted in bleeding. That kind of call usually gets you either a major penalty or an early trip to the showers. Penalties aside, it seems like the sucker punches evened everything out.