Video Of Mark Fistric Hitting Eric Nystrom With His Own Helmet

The Dallas Stars pulled off a nice win tonight against the Flames, but forgotten in the comeback was what led to the Stars getting down so early:

Ok. I'm a Dallas Stars fan, and I'm a huge Mark Fistric fan. But I'm also a realist.

He's going to get hammered for this. You cannot hit another player with his own helmet, whether it was intentional or not. The NHL has strict rules about intent to injure with foreign objects (which why Steve Ott couldn't fight last year with a cast on), and the league is going to come down hard on him for this.

Fistric is a fiery guy, and he didn't even want to fight Nystrom, who didn't like taking a big hit apparently. That doesn't mean Fistric gets a pass for this incident.

Like I said, I'm a big Fistric fan, but I just can't see him getting out of this one clean. It's going to be all over ESPN and the league won't like that.

Also, don't want to see anyone coming here and calling Fistric anything bad. This was a dumb move, but does not suddenly make him a dirty player.

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