I linked to the video in the post but here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ7Sw0lCpds (they play the full clip of her checking Malkin at the 0:20 mark and her checking Kovalchuk at 8:40). I have nothing against Kovalchuk yet I constantly make fun of him. So here is a post of him getting properly checked by a St. Petersburg team mate http://hockey-in-europe.tumblr.com/post/63454474240/alexei-ponikarovsky-hits-his-teammate-ilya
the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0GwMfxdxtY
There is nothing like Schadenfreude to relieve some pain. 🙂 And he had to miss a few games with an upper body injury because of the hit but is fine now.