The title is slightly misleading since Ovechkin didn’t completely miss on the hit, he just sort of struck a glancing blow. But anyway, in the game between the Capitals and Sabres on Saturday night, Ovechkin geared up for a monster hit on Tyler Ennis at center ice.
What Ovi didn’t know was that Nicklas Backstrom was also guarding Ennis, and Backstrom managed to get the hit in first. All the power and force behind the ‘nearly hit’ needed to go somewhere and since there was no glass to crash into with it being center ice, Ovi found himself flipping over the side boards
As the British say, he went arse over tit.