BOSTON - Boston Bruins defenceman Dennis Seidenberg has never be mistaken for former NHLer Scott Stevens.
Not until Thursday, anyway.
Five minutes into the second period of Boston’s 1-0 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals, Seidenberg delivered the type of devastating hit that Stevens would have been proud of.
He tried to crush an oncoming Alexander Ovechkin, who was flying down the left wing. The impact was so hard that both players went down to the ice immediately.
“I’m not sure who got it worse,” Seidenberg laughed.
“He made some great hits,” the Caps captain said. “I think it was a great battle.
“I’m going to enjoy it, actually.”
Not if the Caps keep losing, he won’t.
“Give (Ovechkin) credit,” Bruins coach Claude Julien said. “He didn't back down.”