On Sunday, it was Richard Seymour‘s punch/slap/hit on Ben Roethlisberger getting all the attention. One night earlier, though, an equally impressive blow was landed in an AHL game in Binghamton, N.Y.
Binghamton Senators gaolie Barry Brust took exception to a hit on a teammate and responded right away. Brust did so by chasing down former Buffalo Sabre and current Hartford Wolfpack center Tim Kennedy after Kennedy drove Binghamton’s Derek Smith into the boards behind the net.
Obviously Brust wasn’t a fan of the hit and charged right after Kennedy. While it didn’t look very stealthy, Kennedy had no idea Brust was coming for him. Kennedy found out pretty quick, though, when he turned on his skates and was met with a glove and blocker sandwich.
As Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog points out, Binghamton coach Kurt Kleinendorst had his goalie’s back for the action of retribution.
“It’s a shame that he had to, that he was the one who had to realize something needed to be done,” Kleinendorst said. “But it doesn’t surprise me. I think he would have chased the guy down to the far blue line if he had to, but that’s a good thing.”
And oh yeah, Brust made 40 saves on the night.