VIDEO: Alexei Emelin flips Milan Lucic with hip check

Ian McLaren
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The fireworks were lit early in Monday's game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. 

Defenseman Alexei Emelin managed to flip burly forward Milan Lucic with a well-executed hip check.

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Bruins captain Zdeno Chara took exception to the hit and was assessed a roughing minor for seeking retribution.

Hockey fans can always count on a measure of roughhousing when these two teams meet.