Boston Bruins defenseman Torey Krug is a fan favorite, and he proved why with a devastating hit in Game 1 of the 2019 Stanley Cup Final.
Krug, who had lost his helmet during a scrum in front of Boston's net, took aim at St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas in the St. Louis zone and absolutely leveled him.
Check out the hit in the video below:
Torey Krug, sans helmet, steamrolls Robert Thomas pic.twitter.com/a7irGDSAS1 — Pete Blackburn (@PeteBlackburn) May 28, 2019
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The hit, as you might imagine, brought the TD Garden crowd to its feet and gave the B's a jolt of energy at a crucial time in the game.
The Bruins held a 3-2 lead at the time of the hit, which happened in the third period.
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