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Darcy Tucker takes out Michael Peca's knee - 2002 playoffs

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Published on Jun 16, 2009

This is Darcy Tucker's infamous low hit on Michael Peca during the Leafs/Islanders first round series in 2002.

Peca missed several months with a torn knee ligament and swore revenge in the media. However, the two made up years later when Peca signed with the Leafs and went on to become friends.

There was no penalty on the play.

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3girlrhumba
I just watched a few of peca's cheap shots, and I don't feel too bad about this play anymore
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J-F Pilote
Maple Laughs homer commentators defending a dangerous hit. Tucker, a coward in same mold as Dale Hunter: ran away when it got too hot.
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pete saws
Darcy Tucker with the Charles Manson stare @1:58
Dale media4401
This was a dirty hit but it was karma for us Islanders fan who would defend Kasparaitis' low hits.
stevedrums
This was a mean and nasty series. I'm a Rangers fan, but totally got caught up in this. One of the final years that the players were allowed to police themselves. I don't recognize this McDonald's franchise version of the NHL we see today.
FromRussiaWithLove
Somewhere, Matt Cooke is proud.
Michael Tupper
well... i mean... you can see him changing his inclination significantly moments before the hit. It's not kosher
Josh Done
In 2002, this was not a dirty hit.
FMichael1970
Hockey today seems so aseptic compared to what it was 10 plus years ago.
cobra012297
Tucker was quite the fucker
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