The superman punch is back in the NHL.
Minnesota Wild forward Marcus Foligno executed the maneuver against Winnipeg Jets’ defenseman Brendan Dillon on Tuesday evening. Foligno started the fight by jumping up and just missing on a devastating right-hand blow.
Foligno’s superman punch appeared to connect with the side of Dillon’s face, but it still became the talk of the hockey world Tuesday evening. Foligno ended up landing several other punches on Dillon.
Here’s Foligno starting the fight with the superman punch:
Marcus Foligno starts his fight against Brenden Dillon with a superman punch pic.twitter.com/qURWlEurtn
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) October 20, 2021
Here’s the full Foligno vs Dillon fight:
When it comes to the superman punch, nobody has done it better than Kevin Bieksa. The retired NHL defenseman had two superman punch knockouts in the same season. Bieksa knocked out both Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas and Los Angeles’ Andy Andreoff.
Marcus Foligno is becoming a fan favorite in Minnesota. He’s always willing to drop the gloves and dish out the body. Foligno currently lead the Wild with two points and six hits through two games.
Minnesota’s and Winnipeg’s rivalry shouldn’t be slept on when it comes to NHL rivalries. The two played a nasty affair Tuesday evening after spending the 2020-21 NHL season in different divisions.