There are a lot of ways to describe Alex Ovechkin‘s on-ice style. One that probably never comes up is “shy.”
He’s one of the most hard-hitting high-scorers in recent memory, but Keith Jones and Mike Milbury noticed a moment where he passed up a potentially huge hit on Sidney Crosby in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ eventual Game 1 win against the Washington Capitals.
Both Jones and Milbury admit that Ovechkin probably made the right choice in the moment, as he a) scored a goal soon after and b) would have been whistled for interference (at minimum?).
Even so, they still wonder if it was really the right choice. Watch that interesting discussion in the video above.
And, in the clip below, something most can agree on: Crosby’s on a roll.
Game 2 is on NBC at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday. You can watch it online and via the NBC Sports App (click here for the livestream link).