First, Hutton took out a breaking-on-goal Brooks Orpik, who is not small, with a probably illegal elbow. Then, he was psyched up to face the consequences. Devante Smith-Pelly immediately went to fight his teammate’s surprising attacker, but Hutton got in a few furious blows before getting taken down to the ice.
Hockey isn’t and shouldn’t be an extreme sport, and Hutton is not in the right here. Still, there’s something wild about seeing such a happy guy try to become a weapon of mass destruction for a brief, intense flash. At least his rage didn’t tear his jersey into shreds.