Ryan Kesler sparks chaos with hit on Mikael Granlund at buzzer (Video)

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Some players like to beat the clock with a shot on goal.

Ryan Kesler tried to beat the clock on Friday night with a shot on Mikael Granlund

As the clock read zeroes to mark the end of the Anaheim Ducks’ 2-1 win over the Minnesota Wild, Kesler sped across the ice and blasted Granlund against the side boards.

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That led to chaos, as the two teams came together in a scrum. Kesler was given a boarding major and a game misconduct. Zach Parise, his Team USA teammate, was given a cross-checking major and a game misconduct.

From Russo’s Rants and Michael Russo:

At the end of the game, Ryan Kesler, being Ryan Kesler, took a gigantic long run at Mikael Granlund and creamed him along the boards. Parise immediately jumped to Granlund’s defense.

Kesler got a major for charging and Parise a major for cross-checking and a game misconduct. We’ll see if anything comes of that Saturday.

“Game’s over. It’s stupid,” Parise said of the Kesler cheap shot at Granlund.

As Russo pointed out, the Ducks got physical with some of the Wild’s “lesser players” in the second half of the game.

The teams meet again in Minnesota on Dec. 5. That should be fun.  

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