Sharks’ Meier channels Peter Forsberg, scores spectacular goal

Scoring is supposed to be hard in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

No one gives an inch and goalies somehow become better as the playoffs wear on. So when you see a player pull off an especially dirty move in, say, the Western Conference Final, it’s something to marvel at.

And my, oh my, was Timo Meier‘s second-period goal in Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues something to behold.

Logan Couture, who already had a nifty goal of his own in the game, forced the turnover that led to Meier undressing Jay Bouwmeester and then Binnington for good measure to make it 4-2 Sharks.

Meier has two tucks and an assist in the game (he scored to make it 5-2 on a goal that he banked off the leg of Vince Dunn).

The one-handed backhand has been duplicated many times since Peter Forsberg debuted the shenanigans back in 1994.


Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck

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