Hall doesn't regret hit on Larsen but feels 'terrible' about result
Taylor Hall wouldn't change a thing except the result.
The New Jersey Devils winger delivered a check on Philip Larsen that caused the Vancouver Canucks defenseman to be stretchered off the ice during the second period, and while no penalty was called on the play, Hall certainly felt bad about its effects.
"I'm looking to make contact there, but I never want to see a guy laying on the ice there like that," Hall said after the game, per Chris Ryan of NJ.com. "I only know how to play the game one way, and you've got to play it hard. But like I said, I feel terrible.
"When you see him laying on the ice like that, he's a former teammate of mine, and I just would have loved to make a hit there and continue the play. I hope he's OK."
Larsen, with whom Hall played in Edmonton back in 2013-14, was awake and responsive as he left the ice before being taken to hospital for further evaluation, the Canucks announced at the time.
Hall added he felt reassured by the fact the hit was deemed to be clean, but Larsen's well-being remained front of mind.
"I don't have any regrets with what I did," he said. "I tried to keep all my extremities in close and make contact chest-to-chest, and sometimes it doesn't work out like that.
"I just hope he's alright. You never want to see that."
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