Every now and then a hit occurs in hockey that requires a collective ‘daaaaamn’ from the viewers due its awesome nature. This is not one of those hits.
You could just feel Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green’s giddiness as he lined up a huge hit on Edmonton’s Jesse Joensuu. Head down, puck caught in the skates, body square to the oncoming check; it was the ideal recipe for a destructive hit. And then, with one step to the right, it turned into an even better whiff.
At least he took embarrassing miss in stride.
— Mike Green (@GreenLife52) October 15, 2013