Watch: Blackhawks’ Ryan Hartman levels Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg with clean hit
What. A. Hit.
Chicago Blackhawks forward Ryan Hartman isn’t going to let his season end without some noise.
Hartman delivered a crushing blow to Anaheim Ducks’ Jakob Silfverberg late in the second period. Silfverberg skated into the zone with his head down and Hartman delivered a clean check to the body to level the Swedish winger.
Ryan Hartman flattens Jakob Silfverberg with a legal check. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/nWexUOdJ3U— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) February 16, 2018
The hit sent the United Center crowd into the frenzy before the Ducks’ alternate captain Ryan Getzlaf and defenseman Josh Manson jumped Hartman. Manson landed a punch on Hartman and was give two double minor penalties for roughing. Hartman was also given a two-minute roughing penalty despite delivering a clean hit and not throwing a punch.
Then...Hartman was jumped by a pair of Ducks. #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/WEyDE1LITq— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) February 16, 2018
Hartman, the Hawks’ 2013 first-round pick, is no stranger to getting under opposing players’ skin.
“He loves it,” longtime teammate Vinnie Hinostroza told the Chicago Sun-Times last year. “It’s just the type of guy he is. It’s hilarious when we’re on the bench and you see that. It gets guys going.”