Oh, the lacrosse goal (i.e. “The Michigan Goal.”)
This nasty little trick shot happens a few times every calendar year, and we never tire of them. Even if we’d like to see a few of them fail, because the success rate is slightly better than the unbeatable deke move on ‘NHL 94’.
The latest to dabble in the dark arts of the lacrosse shot is Pavel Medvedev of Urga of the Kontinental Hockey League, scoring one at 4:18 of the first period. Jeez, buddy, at least let people settle into their seats first …
Medvedev got a nice little pick from a teammate to give him the time to lift the puck in the air and fire into the top of the net. Traktor goalie Vasily Demchenko had tracked him well and appeared to have a wrap-around defended … until Medvedev buzzed the puck past his mask.
The play was reviewed, and it was a good goal.
OK, a great goal.
OK, just a nasty, nasty goal that gives goalies waking nightmares.
s/t reader Rich
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