This is a glitch video to end all glitch videos, and not just because that’s a player getting checked over the glass and into the fourth row of a hockey arena. It’s also Sidney Freaking Crosby, the Pittsburgh Penguin’s superstar who has lost, like, an entire season’s worth of games due to concussions, going back to early 2011.
Know what else? This is an eminently repeatable glitch. You can do this in the comfort of your own home. It seems that a hip check executed during a line change, at the bench near where the door is opening, creates some kind of phantom zone through which you can send anyone spinning like a killer asteroid in near-earth orbit. The Crosby hit is the most prolific, but check out the one Shea Weber puts on Edmonton’s Ryan Nugent-Hopkins! And Preds head coach Barry Trotz recoiling in horror!
NHL 13: The Hercules Check [2BC Productions (YouTube) h/t Alex H.]