When are you supposed to lie down and slide in hockey? I don’t know. Maybe Alex Ovechkin doesn’t either. In the first period of the Blue Jackets game, Ovi made a consummate block, eliminating a scoring chance by Jeremy Morin.
He slid all the way to the end boards. Two Jackets had to hop over him.
It looked pretty. I don’t know if it was effective, but it was defense. Ovechkin defense. So, ya know, there ya go.