Apr 24, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT
A player like Washington Capitals blueliner John Erskine doesn’t usually make the highlight reels. However, the defensive defenseman has been having a strong season and Washington’s 5-3 victory against the Winnipeg Jets was a prime example of that.
Erskine blocked a team-high seven shots in 19:11 minutes of playing time, including this gem early in the game:
He also showed off his reflexes and determination when he managed to swat away a puck that was a mere moment away from sliding into the back of the net.
You can watch that potentially game-changing move below:
“That was just a reaction,” Erskine said in a Monumental Network video. He added, “I just stuck my stick back there and hoped for the best.”
All the same, he’s impressed his teammates with his efforts. He now has 59 blocked shots in just 28 games this season.
- Video: Tavares, Islanders take 2-1 series lead with OT win 18
- Watch Live: Predators at Blackhawks 0
- Watch Live: Capitals at Islanders 3
- Sens turn to Anderson for Game 3 5
- Silfverberg scores winner with 21 seconds remaining, Ducks complete comeback over Jets 13
- Eichel understands Murray’s disappointment, but ‘extreme competitor’ has ‘a lot to offer’ 83
- So…what do the Oilers do now? 68
- Of course they did: Oilers win 2015 NHL Draft Lottery, will select first overall 166
- WATCH LIVE: Tonight’s Stanley Cup playoff action 7
- Tarasenko’s hat trick has the Wild singing the Blues 18
- Of course they did: Oilers win 2015 NHL Draft Lottery, will select first overall (166)
- Stone suffered microfracture on Subban slash, Sens confirm (102)
- Report: Kings’ Stoll arrested for cocaine, MDMA possession (Updated) (99)
- Report: Players growing tired of Darryl Sutter (94)
- Eichel understands Murray’s disappointment, but ‘extreme competitor’ has ‘a lot to offer’ (83)