VIDEO: Matt Cooke levels Rangers F Mats Zuccarello

Thomas Drance

Late in the first period of Sunday evening's game between the New York Rangers and the Minnesota Wild, Wild forward Matt Cooke caught diminutive Rangers winger Mats Zuccarello with a heavy, clean hit behind the Rangers net.

The impact is quite something:

Despite Cooke's reputation the referees saw this hit as clean, and Cooke was not assessed a penalty on the play.