Wheeee! Steve Oleksy Hip Checks Krys Barch (GIF)


Photo credit: Greg Fiume

Late in the third period, Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy took a naughty, naughty retaliatory slashing penalty. The Florida Panthers’ Tomas Fleischmann scored on the resulting power play, pushing the game to overtime. It was a bad play, and Oleksy should have known better.

But Oleksy showed remarkable restraint and dexterity a bit earlier when weird ol’ Krys Barch tried to challenge every Capitals player on the ice to a fight. Instead of dropping the gloves, Oleksy did Barch one better. Binky ducked a hit (a late, charging hit) and flipped the psychotic enforcer end-over-end.


GIF by welshhockeyfan

Barch then covered his face– either trying to goad the officials into calling a penalty or protecting the part of his body that just slammed into the ice. Not sure which. Actually. considering Barch went to the penalty box, ripped out a tooth, and pretended to throw it to some Caps fans, let’s go with the latter.

Weird night.

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  • Nick

    Looks like Oleksy’s stick clips Barch in the mouth just after the hip check.

  • Sombrero Guy

    Nice. Does anybody have a gif or clip of Latta’s big hit at neutral ice?

  • VeggieTart

    It does, but unintentionally.

  • Chelsea Winot

    These boys have been breaking so many teeth lately, I’ve lost count.

  • Matt McNeely

    Hahaha! Caps are just dishing out instant karma right now. Must be doing something right, boys!

  • Rhino40

    This is what you get for leaving your feet to attempt a late, dirty hit away from the play. #binked. This is now a Thing.

  • James Overman

    Insert Remember the Titans reference ‘here’

  • Graham Dumas


  • leaveittobeagle

    You can find it in highlights of his fight with Goc.

  • leaveittobeagle

    Delicious just desserts. I’d called it #Binkyed. Swell play. It was obvious watching the sequence Barch was out to get him and he payed the price for his stupid and reckless play. Bet that ice tasted mighty sweet.

  • Steve Hickey

    looks like a good ole hay stack to me. Barch had it coming running around out there.

  • Quaternions

    Woops, looks like I was wrong about the tooth. He didn’t pretend to throw it to a fan.