The NHL All-Star Game is fun for several reasons, but one of the best is the fact it creates teammates out of rivals. Evgeni Malkin and Alex Ovechkin aren’t heated enemies, but they do skate for opposing franchises with a pretty colorful recent history.
With that in mind, Malkin’s slight dig at Ovechkin’s defense is pretty great.
Malkin playfully ribbed his buddy Ovechkin, joking, "We need to talk before the game about how we play because Ovi doesn’t backcheck." -MC
— Pens Inside Scoop (@PensInsideScoop) January 8, 2016
Let this remind hockey fans what the All-Star Game is all about – fun.