Know what else? This is an eminently repeatable glitch. You can do this in the comfort of your own home. It seems that a hip check executed during a line change, at the bench near where the door is opening, creates some kind of phantom zone through which you can send anyone spinning like a killer asteroid in near-earth orbit. The Crosby hit is the most prolific, but check out the one Shea Weber puts on Edmonton's Ryan Nugent-Hopkins! And Preds head coach Barry Trotz recoiling in horror!
NHL 13: The Hercules Check [2BC Productions (YouTube) h/t Alex H.]