Detroit Red Wing Niklas Kronwall Pushes Teammate Patrick Eaves Off the Ice After Blocking Shot


Shea Weber's shot isn't just any shot.

The Nashville Predators defenseman faced Zdeno Chara in this year's NHL SuperSkills hardest shot competition, coming in second with a 103.4 mph blast.

Weber is also known as the Olympian who has literally shot a puck through the net.

On Saturday night, Patrick Eaves learned — the hard way — just how hard that shot is.

Nashville was in the midst of a  second-period power play, attempting to tie up the game, when Weber fired the puck from the top of the circle.  Eaves slid to the ice and blocked the puck, but couldn't get up afterward.

Teammate Niklas Kronwall didn't want to give the Predators the 5-on-3 advantage, so he decided to push Eaves toward the Detroit bench with his stick.  The referee in front of the bench also helped Eaves, who was obviously in a great deal of pain.

The shot hit his left ankle, but Eaves was able to return later in the period.

"Just bruised, doesn't feel good,'' he said after the game. "He can really hum the puck. I think he got all of that one.''

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