The St. Louis Blues are playing for their playoff lives against the Chicago Blackhawks and willing to do anything to win. Including tackling and laying on a player, which is what Blues center Steve Ott appears to do to Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews.
It looks like the collision could’ve been incidental, it is had to see because the view is somewhat obstructed, but it looks like he definitely took a while to get up off of Toews.
The Twitterverse seemed to agree that it was a tackle:
If no one goes after Ott for that Toews tackle I'll make my way to Chi-town.
— Bree (@ForcingTheIssue) April 27, 2014
How does Ott tackle/body slam Toews in front of a zebra and no penalty gets called?
— Steve Rauch (@srauch84) April 27, 2014
So Ott can tackle and hold Toews but there's a 6-1 power play advantage for the Blues? Either let them play or don't. It must go both ways
— Colin McMahon (@comcman) April 27, 2014