Video: Brilliant, between-the-legs, ice hockey goal 6 years ago

Video: Brilliant, between-the-legs, ice hockey goal

Now this is a real thing of beauty

Ice hockey isn’t all fights, brutal hits and big hairy Canadians, although that does cover a lot of it to be fair.

It also requires great skill to play the game and even greater skill to get the tiny puck into the tiny goal past the massively padded keeper.

So then San Jose Sharks’ Tomas Hertl deserves serious credit for this frankly brilliant finish against the New York Rangers last night.

On a quick breakaway the 19-year old baffled New York netminder Matt Biron with this beautifully disguised finish. Make sure you stay watching for the slo-mo replays...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-7NgESsc5Y

It capped off a stunning game by Hertl, who scored four goals in the 9-2 rout, becoming the youngest player in 25 years to score 4 goals in an NHL game.

Hat-tip to Bleacher Report for the video