Red Wings superstar Pavel Datsyuk absorbed a crushing hit in the opening minutes of Detroit's game against the defending Stanley Cup champions on Sunday.
The Red Wings had a 3-on-1 advantage despite the Kings being on a power play. But as Datsyuk executed one of his famous toe drags in the slot, Kings defenseman Drew Doughty rocked him with a big open-ice hit, sending the Russian's helment rolling to the boards.
The call from NBC's Mike Emerick sounded as if he was going to jump out of the broadcast booth.
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Datsyuk would get his revenge less than two minutes later,scoring a beautiful top-shelf snipe past Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick on his next shift.