Mark Stone knocks puck out of mid-air for nifty goal (Video)

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It takes excellent hand-eye coordination to play hockey at the NHL level. Take a look at Mark Stone’s third period goal in the Ottawa Senators’ 4-3 OT win over the Chicago Blackhawks as an example.

After Chicago goaltender Corey Crawford made a save on Erik Karlsson the puck flew up in the air. Stone waited for it to fall below the crossbar, so it wasn’t hit with a high stick. He then gently tapped it out of mid-air and past Crawford to put the Senators up 3-2. 

The video of the play is above. The goal was scored on the power play after Chicago was called for too many men on the ice.

It wasn’t quite Brad Marchand’s baseball-style goal when the Boston Bruins played the Toronto Maple Leafs in late November, but it still took a lot of skill. 

Stone finished the game – a 4-3 Senators win in overtime – with one goal as Ottawa withstood eight total points from Patrick Kane’s line. Mike Hoffman scored two goals and added an assist and captain Erik Karlsson notched three assists. Forward Bobby Ryan scored one goal and added two helpers. 

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