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Montreal's Alexei Emelin totally flipped Chicago's Andrew Desjardins

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Alexei Emelin (Francois Lacasse/Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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Montreal's Alexei Emelin totally flipped Chicago's Andrew Desjardins

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The Habs defenseman has always been known as a rock-solid physical presence and he added another title to his library last night with a big, mid-ice trucking of the Blackhawks center. Witness the fitness.

The Montreal Canadiens have now gone 5-14-1 in their past 20 games, ceding first place in the Atlantic Division to the Florida Panthers and falling precipitously towards wild card territory. So how about a silver lining, Habs fans?

For instance, this devastating hit by defenseman Alexei Emelin on Chicago's Andrew Desjardins:

 

 

Yeah, that's the stuff. Emelin's career has been defined by defensive play and highlight-reel hits such as this one. It may not be much consolation that Chicago won the contest 2-1, but look at Desjardins flip through the air!

I mean, it's something, right?

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Montreal's Alexei Emelin totally flipped Chicago's Andrew Desjardins