Milan Lucic has a history of running goaltenders. Tonight he tried to do it to Braden Holtby. Instead he got butt-checked.
After the Brooks Laich dating Julianne Hough news, the only natural follow-up is an article dedicated to butt-checking.
Yes, during Sunday’s game between Russia and Slovakia, Slovak goaltender Jan Laco left the puck for a defenseman behind the net. Unfortunately for him, Alexi Tereshenko hustled and messed up those plans, sending the goaltender into an existential crisis: Should he go back to the net and defend against a possible wraparound? Or should he try to obstruct Tereshenko?
Laco picked option B. It started off subtle. Then it got really, really unsubtle. Laco sent Teresheko into the boards. With his booty.