At one point in time, the hipcheck was one of a defenseman's best friends in the NHL, and there was a real art to delivering a solid, precise hipcheck along the boards to an onrushing opponent. However the hipcheck is not used nearly as much as it once was, though Rangers defenseman Anton Stralman has been known to deliver a solid one from time to time.

Sunday night at The Garden was one of those times as Stralman nailed Kings captain Dustin Brown with a textbook hipcheck late in the second period sending Bornw flying to the ice.

Watch Anton Stralman's check on Dustin Brown here, then comment below.

Nov 18 - 3:28am