Montreal Canadiens' Jake Evans leaves Game 1 on stretcher after hard hit by Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele

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Canadiens forward Jake Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher following what his teammates called a "disgusting" and "dirty" hit from Jets center Mark Scheifele in the final seconds of Wednesday night's second-round playoff series opener.
Jake Evans scores an empty-net goal and gets laid out by Mark Scheifele, who would get a misconduct penalty for the hit. Evans would be stretchered off. (0:28)

Jake Evans needs to be carted off after brutal hit from Mark Scheifele (0:28)

Montreal Canadiens forward Jake Evans was taken off the ice on a stretcher following what his teammates called a "disgusting" and "dirty" hit from Winnipeg Jets center Mark Scheifele in the final seconds of Wednesday night's second-round playoff series opener.

With 56.9 seconds remaining in Montreal's 5-3 Game 1 victory in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Evans scored an empty-net goal on a wrap-around from behind the Jets' net. As he did, Scheifele skated into him at full speed, with his right arm tucked to his body, and collided with Evans. The Canadiens forward fell hard to the ice, with the right side of his head hitting first. Evans…
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