Watch: Bieksa lands leaping haymaker on Gudas

Kevin Bieksa of the Anaheim Ducks lands a huge punch on Radko Gudas of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Kevin Bieksa has long been known as one of the best scrappers in the NHL. On Tuesday, he put those heavy hands on full display.

After squaring up with Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas at the end of the first period in front of a raucous Philly crowd, Bieksa landed the first and last punch of the tilt — which happened to be a massive jumping right-handed bomb that connected flush with Gudas:


It’s not the first time Bieksa has resorted to a “Superman” punch to open up a scrap against the Flyers, as he landed a similar looking blow against Mike Richards during a fight in December 2009:

 

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