41.2 F
Thursday, July 16, 2020

Dylan Larkin explains why he accidentally tomahawked Alex Ovechkin

The frustration was obvious for Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin.

Not only did his team lose their ninth straight game, but also did so by surrendering a hat trick to one of hockey’s greatest goal scorers, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin.

His two empty net goals last in last night’s game sealed a 5-2 win for Washington, but it was Larkin’s actions on Ovechkin’s third goal that had people talking.

After Ovechkin stripped Larkin of the puck and eventually deposited it into the open goal, Larkin immediately went to smash his stick on the goal post in frustration – but accidentally caught Ovechkin instead, who went tumbling to the ice. He wasn’t injured, but he clearly appeared surprised.

(start at 0:35)

Afterwards, Larkin explained that it was completed unintentional.

“I was frustrated that the last goal was my fault. Just a build-up,” Larkin said. “I didn’t mean to take out Ovechkin. I think he just happened to be there.”

Do you buy his explanation?

- Advertisement -
Michael Whitaker
Always at the front lines of Detroit Sports.

Latest news

On This Date: Detroit Tigers, Briggs Stadium sold for millions

One of Major League Baseball's most historic franchises, the Detroit Tigers have certainly made their mark on America's national past time. July 16 is...
- Advertisement -

Report: 72 NFL players test positive for COVID-19

According to an update released by the NFLPA, 72 NFL players (2.5% of all players) had tested positive for COVID-19 as of July 10th. https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1283777871673163777 Nation,...

Boston writer suggests Detroit as potential NFL ‘hub’ city

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, sports fans have been paying close attention to how their favorite past times will...

Barry Sanders greatest run of all-time [Video]

If you had the pleasure of watching every single game Barry Sanders ever played as I have, you have been blessed to have witnessed...

Related news

Detroit: The Greatest Sports City in the World [Video]

In terms of winning championships or even going to the playoffs, Detroit sports are not in a great place right now but eventually, we...

Make-A-Wish trivia with Red Wings GM Steve Yzerman (VIDEO)

The Detroit Red Wings are involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, a group that grants the wishes of terminally ill children. Not surprisingly, there...

Detroit Red Wings ‘NHL x NFL’ concept uniforms/helmets will blow your mind [Photos]

As we were browsing Twitter the other day for some fun content to share with all of you great people, we came across @SaturnStylez...

DSN’s countdown of the most random Detroit Red Wings: No. 2

The Detroit Red Wings have featured not only some of the National Hockey League's greatest teams in history, but also some of the greatest...