Watch: Abdelkader busts open Blunden with brutal ground-and-pound

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Justin Abdelkader unleashed a series of vicious, uncontested punches - including an MMA-style hammerfist - on Tampa Bay Lightning winger Mike Blunden as part of a melee late in the Detroit Red Wings' Game 2 loss Friday night.

Blunden, clearly defenseless throughout the scrum, was left busted open as a result of the attack. He told reporters after the game that he required nine stitches.

The NHL's Department of Player Safety will most certainly review the incident, which earned Abdelkader a game misconduct.

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