The goal-cam in the NHL can pick all varieties of awkward images, from players faces being smushed in a pile-up to netminders giving up embarrassing goals.
But this … this is a special kind of awkward. From a recent Chicago Blackhawks home game, we present “Crouching Ice Girl, Hidden Goal Cam.”
The NHL War Room has reviewed the footage and confirmed the ruling on the ice: It’s good.
Quick impression of everyone who just watched the video: “Oh. Ohhhhh. Uh. Oh-no. No. No no no no no no no no and there it is.”
Here’s the vital moment captured in GIF form. We haven’t seen someone back into the Chicago goal that impressively since Tomas Holmstrom retired …
Now, even though it looks like she's getting out of the way of another skater, there’s some thought that the Ice Girl in this clip was well aware of her surroundings when she cleaned the snow.
In any event: Sorry, Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland. You now have the second-most captivating 17 seconds of Blackhawks hockey this year.