A day after Kaspars Daugavins made a bold (but unsuccessful) shootout move, Mason Raymond provided his take on the spin-o-rama on Tuesday.
While it’s a different rendition, Raymond holds at least one trump card: it worked.
That ended up being the only goal in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 (SO).
Naturally, as with just about any out-of-the-ordinary moment of hockey creativity, someone was upset with the move.
In this case, it’s not about it being a “hot dog” move. Instead, head coach Todd Richards merely told the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline that he believes the goal shouldn’t have counted.
“To me, it looks a little questionable, because it looks like he does take a step backward,” Richards said. “(But) that’s not the only (shootout) goal that’s been scored like that.”
Streak updates: the Canucks have now gone nine games without a power-play goal while the Blue Jackets continued an eight-game point streak.