January 24, 2010
Whoever said "it's better to be lucky than be good" probably dropped his winnings at the Craps table moments later, but the adage still holds for the majority of spectacular hockey goals. Like, for example, the two that popped into our inbox this weekend.
First, from the great DayWalk3r on YouTube, comes this ridiculously fluky tip-shot from Sergei Zinoviev of Salavat Yulaev of the KHL in a game against Spartak Moscow. We needed all three replays to see how this one was scored; but wow, what a goal:
The second fantastic tally comes from Puck Buddy Chris B., who writes about this high-school hockey shorthanded goal:
The player is tripped and while sliding on the ice, sitting down, stick handles and puts it top shelf over the goalie for the goal. It's an amazing goal.
That it is. If this kid had a Russian name and was wearing a Capitals jersey, you'd have seen this diving roof-shot on SportsCenter.
(UPDATE: Puck Buddy Joe A. checks in and writes, "I looked really quick on Murray's website, thein the video I believe is Cameron Wilson. Kid in the vid was wearing #77 but he's listed as #72 on the site roster. But on the game's gamesheet he's listed as #77 under Wilson with the goal. Mystery solved, I believe.")