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Hoo boy: Adam Burish, Oliver Ekman-Larsson become entangled on the ice (vid)


During Monday night’s tilt between the Phoenix Coyotes and San Jose Sharks, Adam Burish and Oliver Ekman-Larsson somehow became entangled during a play and the result of said entanglement ended with the two coming together in an incredibly hilarious pose of abject awkwardness.

After Burish attempts to put a shot on net — a shot that Ekman-Larsson blocks — the Sharks center proceeds to converge upon the Coyotes defenseman, ultimately engaging his opponent by refusing to alter his momentum.

His momentum causes Burish to become upended, resulting in a semi-crotch-first descent into Ekman-Larsson. From there, irrespective to the perceived impossibility of it happening in light of what has already transpired, the two somehow become even more awkwardly entangled.

And then they danced their ungraceful dance:

Hoo boy. Upon watching the entangled mass of humanity, Sharks color man Drew Remenda observed that what had just transpired was “A new yoga pose: The Downward Desert Dog.” That’s better — and much, much cleaner and far less sophomoric — than anything I would have offered up if asked to describe whatever the heck happened between them. Either way, Adam Burish and Oliver Ekman-Larsson: You two now have a history. An embarrassing, awkward history.

[H/T The Score, via Eye on Hockey]