Alexei Emelin (Francois Lacasse/Getty Images)
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?