Apr 23, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) takes a face off against St. Louis Blues center Steve Ott (29) during the first period in game four of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Ott tackles then lays on Jonathan Toews (GIF)


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:



[h/t] Pete Blackburn

Tags: Chicago Blackhawks St. Louis Blues

  • Jordan

    I don’t understand the controversy over this. Ott and Toews made contact with each other in an effort to get to the puck and Ott tripped on Jonathan’s stick. He laid on him because he fell on him and got up after laying on him for fewer than two seconds. I doubt Toews had much of an issue with it. Get over it people. It’s a contact sport.