Beyond The Benches

Phaneuf’s Hits: Clean or Dirty In Game 2

Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators saw the return of a vintage Dion Phaneuf.

Phaneuf laid out two huge hits during the battle first an open-ice hit on Bryan Rust.

There was no call on the play and Rust did not return to the game.

Jake Guentzel, Penguin’s leading playoff scorer, was Phaneuf’s next target later on in Game 2.

Guentzel remained in the game, unlike Rust.

Who said the hits were clean?

And who said dirty?

Pittsburgh did go on to win the best-of-seven series after Phil Kessel scored the game-winner to even the series 1-1.

Game 3 is Wednesday in Ottawa.