There are a lot of things Zdeno Chara can do in hockey. He hits hard, he shoots the puck with tremendous velocity, he can even punch your lights out. But pulling off a spin-o-rama and scoring a backhand goal to the short side? Uh, yeah, you can add that to the list.
Check out his goal against Jacob Markstrom and the Panthers this afternoon that put Boston up 2-0 in the first period and just allow for your jaw to hit the floor. Also, enjoy Jack Edwards’ call of the play. “6’9″ and he’s a ballerina!” (YouTube)
The Capitals consider Niskanen “probable” to return to Wednesday’s game against the Boston Bruins with what they’re calling an upper-body injury. Bergeron received a two-minute boarding penalty for the infraction.
Video will be added to this post shortly. In the meantime, here’s a GIF of the hit:
There are plenty of hazards on an NHL rink even if you’re not a player.
Barry Trotz ranks among the coaches who’ve been hit by pucks, though he’s one of the tiny sliver of humans who would shake off a puck to the forehead. It can be dangerous for officials, too, whether it means a wayward puck or wayward player.
The latest example comes in the form of linesman Steve Miller needing help off the ice after a puck hit him in the knee area. As you can see from the video, it looked like he was in serious pain.
Video: Tyler Bozak with some saucy moves on this goal