Connor Clifton hitting Nick Cousins
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Connor Clifton throws dirty hit on Nick Cousins

Published April 13, 2024 at 11:02 PM

On Saturday night, Nick Cousins of the Florida Panthers found himself on the receiving end of a brutal hit during their game against the Buffalo Sabres.

Cousins, known for his rough play, faced a significant blow when Sabres defenseman Connor Clifton delivered a massive hit to his head in the third period.

The impact was so severe that Cousins was left reeling on the ice. Despite the clear head contact, sympathy for Cousins seemed scarce.

The officials penalized Clifton with a major penalty and a game misconduct, granting the Panthers a 5-minute power play.

Match penalty to Connor Clifton for this hit to the head of Nick Cousins

Given the severity of the hit, questions arise about potential involvement from NHL player safety.

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Connor Clifton throws dirty hit on Nick Cousins

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