Three-on-three overtime was looking grim for the Capitals. Hemmed in the defensive zone for long while, the Caps were looking gassed. A Devils goal seemed inevitable.
And then Alex Ovechkin, seemingly annoyed he was still stuck on the ice, decided to level Jacob Josefson with an open-ice hit. It was about as powerful as the bodycheck Ovechkin leveled Jaromir Jagr with in the Olympics.
Here are the GIFs.
That crunching hit played a big part in getting this game to the shootout, but there’s really not much to say about it. How about, instead of describing it, we just embed “Boom” by PDO?