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?
Later, Ovechkin won the game in the shootout.
— NHL (@NHL) February 6, 2016
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