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VIDEO: Kyle Rau Hits Jason Zucker; Gets Game Misconduct

The Gophers are presently losing 5-3 in the middle of the third period but one play which is sure to be discussed is Minnesota freshman Kyle Rau's (Florida Panthers) hit on Denver sophomore Jason Zucker (Minnesota Wild). The hit, which happened 6:38 into the second period after both players had scored for their teams, was violent in a night of violent hits and led to both teams skirmishing with one another.

From CJ Fogler (@cjzero):

Zucker was motionless for several minutes on the ice and his status is unknown as of now. However he did leave under his own power, much to the delight of the crowd at Magness Arena.

Rau was given a five minute major for boarding and game misconduct for the play. It didn't appear to be a check from behind and if anything Rau was guilty of charging. He will be available to play Saturday when the two teams rematch.

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Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.