Editor’s note: NESN.com Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn will interview an NHL player each week to discuss the finer points of the game.
Johnny Boychuk knows how to deliver a good, clean body check. Just ask Steven Stamkos or Simon Gagne. Or Matt Stajan. Or any other players on a growing list of victims of Boychuk body checks.
The Bruins defenseman explained to NESN.com Bruins reporter Douglas Flynn that delivering a big-time hit doesn’t just happen by accident. Like many other aspects of sports, delivering a big hit is something of a science.
See the video above to hear Boychuk explain that science.