Carolina’s Andrei Svechnikov scored a so-called “lacrosse goal.” He was behind the net, and he scooped up the puck on his blade and shoveled it over the goalie’s shoulder.
It’s a totally legal goal. Svechnikov’s stick was below the crossbar. The move takes considerable dexterity.
But we’re making too big of a fuss. The “lacrosse goal” isn’t really a hockey play. (It’s a lacrosse play. Duh.)
Sidney Crosby does numerous things every night that involve more hockey skill than a “lacrosse goal” does. The “lacrosse goal” is mere hocus-pocus. Don’t wet your pants.