Canucks forward Ryan Kesler called out Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall after a bone-crushing hit.

Kesler -- whose Canucks took the game, 4-2, at Rogers Arena -- was furious after getting slammed into the boards early in the third period of a 3-2 game. Kesler was near the puck and had his head down, and Kronwall wasn't called for a penalty on the play.

"I saw that he's backing up, put my head down for a second, he hits me," Kesler said. "That's obviously his go-to move. My only problem with the hit is that he doesn't stand up for himself afterwards. I think if you're going to hit guys like that, you're going to have to drop the gloves."