Professional hockey players love to show off their creativity when it comes to a shootout. It can lead to some spectacular goals, but after seeing the javelin-toss goal that Vladimir Tkachyov pulled off on Friday, hockey players are now working for second place.
Nothing will top this, ever. I’m not sure how that’s even possible.
Tkachyov plays for the KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan in Russia. The team was hosting a family event that included a skills competition. So, while there is no way Tkachyov’s goal is legal in a real shootout, it was still mind-blowingly outrageous.
He somehow managed to balance the puck on his stick and threw it like a javelin for the goal. That was all sorts of creative and needs to be allowed.
I’ve never seen anything like that. Tkachyov deserves all the credit for his innovative skills.