There are nice shootout goals. There are ridiculous shootout goals. And then there are “holy mackerel, did you see that?” shootout goals. 17-year Alexsander Barkov tallied one in the “holy mackerel” category Saturday while playing for Tappara of the Finnish Elite League.
Barkov unfairly had the puck on a string as he went to the backhand, faked a shot, brought it back to his backhand and went top shelf. The goalie would have had the same chance with his eyes closed. The only thing more absurd than Barkov’s move is the ability of a seamstress to fit that many advertisements on his sweater.
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