Here’s a sign when an NHL player did something pretty astounding: when even that player is laughing at the result.
Shea Weber couldn’t help but do so after scoring his 100th career power-play goal with high style, batting his own rebound out of the air with accuracy and velocity. You can check out video of that goal in the clip above this post’s headline, and the NHL also provided an iso shot of Weber the whole time.
You can see him gamely tracking the puck and then scoring:
That wasn’t even Weber’s lone power-play goal of the night, as he reached PPG 101 later on.
As of this writing, Weber now has 208 career goals, with 101 coming on power plays. Considering his thunderous slapper, it’s not surprising that he’s so dangerous in man advantage situations — arguably to the point that, at times, teams force the puck to him too often. When you see goals like Weber’s 100th PPG, it’s easy to understand why some coaches might just shrug their shoulders and say “Just let Shea shoot it.”
The Canadiens ended up needing Weber’s two goals, as they beat the Kings 3-2.