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Player Knocked Out During One Of The Dirtiest Sequences Of The Season

Published January 3, 2024 at 10:34

In a tense matchup between the Arizona Coyotes and the Florida Panthers, forward Jason Zucker faces a potentially lengthy suspension following a contentious hit.

Zucker Takes Action; Faces Off Against Forsling

The Coyotes-Panthers game turned physical. Frustrated with Nick Cousins' on-ice behavior, Coyotes forward Jason Zucker took matters into his own hands, delivering a dangerous check on Cousins. Zucker then faced off against Gustav Forsling after being challenged.

Jason Zucker with an illegal hit from behind on Nick Cousins who is then challenged by Gustav Forsling. FULL SEQUENCE

Zucker's response was prompted by Cousins' earlier dirty hit on Coyotes defenseman Jusso Valimaki, risking a serious head injury.

All my homies hate Nick Cousins.

Consequences loom for both Cousins and Zucker, with Zucker possibly facing a longer suspension due to the impact of his hit that knocked out Cousins.

Nick Cousins, another ratty playsurprise, surprise. Both he and Zucker should miss games for their hits.

Panthers Secure Victory Despite Controversy

With the Panthers leading 1-0 by the end of the second period, they extended their lead in the third, securing a 4-1 victory.

In addition to the win, Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov made history by becoming the franchise leader in assists.

Another piece of our history books for Captain Sasha Barkov

While it was a successful night for the Panthers, they may face upcoming games without a key player, potentially sidelined due to suspension, injury, or both.

As seen on Hockey Patrol - Arizona Coyote Facing Suspension for Dirtiest Hit of the Season
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Player Knocked Out During One Of The Dirtiest Sequences Of The Season

Who will get a longer suspension?

Zucker9863.6 %
Cousins5636.4 %
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