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Sullivan: 'Everyone in hockey is trying to remove' hits like Orpik on Maatta

Geoff Burke / USA TODAY Sports

Mike Sullivan was not pleased with what he saw from the opposition in Game 2 Saturday night.

More specifically, he took exception to a late and high hit leveled on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta by Brooks Orpik of the Washington Capitals.

"I think it's the type of hit that everyone in hockey is trying to remove from the game," Sullivan told reporters after the game.

As far as Maatta's status, he's considered out indefinitely, pending further examination.

In the other locker room, Orpik was not made available to reporters after the game, and it's likely he'll receive a phone call from the NHL's Department of Player Safety.

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