Edmonton’s Nail Yakupov wanted to make absolutely certain that the officials saw a possible infraction – even if it meant channeling his inner Greg Louganis.
Just 1:08 into the Oilers’ game against the Dallas Stars, Yakupov gave us what is easily an early candidate for the dive of the year.
Referees Mike Leggo and Rob Martell saw him go down. They also saw how he went down.
Stars winger Ales Hemsky went off for interference.
Yakupov, for all his hard work, found himself in the adjacent box for diving.