In the first period of Tuesday night’s matchup between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues, Blues forward Max Lapierre hit Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle with a vicious hit from behind. Boyle’s face hit the dasher (top of the boards) and the glass, knocking him clearly out cold. A melee ensued after the Sharks players realized what had happened and Lapierre was given two five minute majors (one for the hit and one for fighting) and a game misconduct. Lapierre will have a phone call from Brendan Shanahan tomorrow and will likely be getting suspended for the hit.
Luckily it appears that Dan Boyle is awake and alert after being stretchered off.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) October 16, 2013