Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson is typically so good that you hardly notice his steady, Lidstrom-like presence.
That said, every now and then the Swede will step outside the confines of his conservative approach to wow onlookers - like he did Saturday night. Early in the second, Ekman-Larsson showed absolutely zero mercy on a countryman caught out of position.
Here's video of the Coyotes defenseman clowning Bruins forward Loui Eriksson before giving Phoenix the lead.
Subtle, we know. But take a closer look at Ekman-Larsson's immaculate stick work.
[Courtesy FOX Sports Coyotes]
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