Must See: Andrei Svechnikov’s lacrosse-style goal
People expected big things from Andrei Svechnikov during his second NHL season with the Carolina Hurricanes thanks to his big talent. On Tuesday, David Rittich and the Calgary Flames received a painful reminder that there are rarely safe moments when the 19-year-old has the puck on his stick.
Svechnikov provided an early entry for Goal of the Year with his first of the night, managing a lacrosse-style, top-shelf beauty. You can watch that goal in the video above, and are encouraged to watch it over and over, from a variety of angles, possibly with your jaw on the floor.
The second-year winger also scored the Hurricanes’ other goal on the power play as Carolina squeaked by the Flames 2-1 in regulation on Tuesday.
Svechnikov scored two goals in the Hurricanes’ last game, too, so he’s on a two-game, two-goal streak. He now has five goals and 12 points in 12 games so far in 2019-20.
If your appetite for lacrosse-style goals hasn’t been sated, enjoy this from Canucks prospect Nils Hoglander:
Maybe Svechnikov was inspired by Hoglander? Well, apparently he practices the move ... so opponents should probably keep an eye on future attempts.