Originally written on It's Always Sunny in Detroit  |  Last updated 3/2/12

For an NHL defenseman, it has to be a good feeling to skate through center ice and lay a good hit on a guy with his head. But, it can't be a good feeling when that guy with his head down is your teammate.

Montreal Canadiens blue liner Alexei Emelin had Minnesota Wild winger Nick Johnson lined up for a little hip check when Johnson pulled a nifty move to sidestep him. Instead of laying the bricks on Johnson, Emelin provided hit of the month on teammate Erik Cole. Cole was skating hard trying to get back on defense and really had nowhere to go - except heels over head (literally).

Next time Cole might not be so eager to backcheck.  



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