Bruins’ Johnny Boychuk Lays Out Justin Abdelkader With Huge Hit (Video)

BOSTON — Johnny Boychuk is among the toughest defensemen in the NHL, and that was evident in the third period of Sunday’s Game 2 against the Detroit Red Wings when he laid out Justin Abdelkader with a gigantic body check.

As both players skated into the corner to retrieve the puck, the Boston Bruins D-man made a clean hit with his shoulder to launch the Red Wings forward into the boards.

It might be the best hit of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs so far.

Check it out in the video below.

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