In the 1994 Winter Olympics, Sweden’s Peter Forsberg scored a one-handed shootout goal that ultimately won the Swedish the gold medal. The move was called the “Forsberg move” and it’s still emulated by several players today. Many consider the goal the greatest in Olympic hockey.
[Photos: U.S. beats Russia in hockey shootout]
But after watching Oshie score 4-of-6 penalty shots against Russia’s Sergei Bobrovsky, Hirsch thinks it’s time to pass his unenviable place in Olympic history to his Russian comrade.
Ummmm.....Can we stop talking about Peter forsberg goal now?
— corey hirsch (@CoreyHirsch) February 15, 2014
Good try, Corey.
While Oshie’s goal was memorable and his effort will be considered one of the greatest shootout performances of all-time, it didn’t win the United States the gold medal and it Oshie’s move certainly didn’t earn a place as a signature move.
No, Corey, you will, unfortunately, always be synonymous with that goal and even the Swedish postage stamp that followed it.
[Related: Russian outrage over dislodged net ‘no-goal’]
Even if Oshie has captivated the world, Canadians will never forget.
Here’s the goal in case you need a reminder:
- - - - - - -