There can’t be anything more dangerous in pro sports than diving face first in front of a hockey player firing a slap shot at goal.

And there’s nothing more surprising than Alex Semin sacrificing his face for the Capitals.

As Ian Oland of RussianMachineNeverBreaks.com points out, Semin dove face-first in front of a shot fired by Brian Boyle of the New York Rangers on Sunday and manage to block the shot on a 2-on-1 break.

Scary stuff.