Mar 12, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT
While it’s a different rendition, Raymond holds at least one trump card: it worked.
That ended up being the only goal in the shootout as the Vancouver Canucks beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-1 (SO).
Naturally, as with just about any out-of-the-ordinary moment of hockey creativity, someone was upset with the move.
In this case, it’s not about it being a “hot dog” move. Instead, head coach Todd Richards merely told the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline that he believes the goal shouldn’t have counted.
“To me, it looks a little questionable, because it looks like he does take a step backward,” Richards said. “(But) that’s not the only (shootout) goal that’s been scored like that.”
Streak updates: the Canucks have now gone nine games without a power-play goal while the Blue Jackets continued an eight-game point streak.
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- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame 51
- It’s back! PHT’s Team of the Day summer series starts tomorrow 7
- Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million 13
- Agent: Subban hasn’t told me to make him NHL’s highest-paid D 30
- Devils sign Greene to five-year, $25M extension 18
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million 46
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ 59
- Gettin’ paid: Gardiner inks five-year, $20.25M extension with Leafs 15
- Report: Trottier to join Sabres’ coaching staff 21
- Cashing in: Rangers sign Brassard to five-year, $25 million deal (63)
- Marchand on Plekanec: ‘I hate him. I can’t stand him’ (59)
- Lindros, LeClair and Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame (54)
- Subban seeking $8.5 million in arbitration, versus the Habs at $5.25 million (46)
- Trotz plans to let Johansson, Kuznetsov, and Burakovsky compete for time at center (45)