Dillion hits Perry into bench
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Darnell Nurse shows Oilers and Corey Perry his loyalty after big fight

Published March 26, 2024 at 9:58 PM

It's always a great battle between the Winnipeg Jets and the Edmonton Oilers and during this game it began with Oilers forward Corey Perry receiving a monster hit from Jets defenseman Brendan Dillon who put Perry into The Jets bench.

It was a classic old hip check that is a dying art within hockey which always sends the opponent flying in a certain direction. Perry was not hurt on the play.

However, Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse had seen enough and decided to drop the gloves and protect his teammate after the mega hit was done.

The two heavyweights were sizing each other up and waiting for the right moment to strike as both players were giving small jabs and little hooks before nurse threw a big right in which Dillon responded than Nurse throwing him to the ice. This was the second fight of the night as Perry fought Logan Stanley earlier in the first.

Soon after, Perry skated over to the penalty box and gave his teammate some appreciation for standing up for him.

Dillion is known for his physicality and willing to throw his body around. During this game, Dylan managed to score one goal while receiving 5 penalty minutes and throwing five hits with 17 minutes of ice time.

Perry has been effective in his 25 games with the Oilers where he has scored six goals with three assists for 9 points and has 25 penalty minutes. The return on his contract is quite good as he's only played an average of 12 minutes and 37 seconds per game and with his extensive playoff experience, he will be a vital role in the Oilers Stanley Cup hopes.
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Darnell Nurse shows Oilers and Corey Perry his loyalty after big fight

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