Andrei Svechnikov is perfecting the lacrosse-style goal at the NHL level.
For the second time this season the Hurricanes’ emerging superstar used the move to find the back of the net, this time pulling it off against Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
This one broke a 2-2 tie late in the second period and is his 14th goal of the season.
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After scoring 20 goals as a rookie, Svechnikov has come back even better this season and is now on pace for more than 30 goals in year two of his career. He has been one of the best players on an increasingly exciting Hurricanes team and is one of the best young players in the league. Keep in mind he is still only 19 years old.
We have seen this move quite a bit over the years in college and junior hockey, but no one has ever really attempted at the NHL level until Svechnikov came along.
He has now successfully pulled it off twice in two months.
His first lacrosse goal came against David Rittich and the Calgary Flames back in October. And with that, every NHL goalie and defense is on notice that he is not only willing to try it, he can absolutely score with it. So be ready.