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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- Crosby, Pens continue recent dominance of Ovechkin, Caps 19
- Terry Trafford’s body found in Michigan on Tuesday 8
- PHT Extra: What happens if the Caps miss the playoffs? 17
- Wings can’t afford regulation loss to Jackets 6
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter 57
- NHL on NBCSN: Capitals fight to earn first win vs. Penguins in 26 months 11
- Vanquished: Isles stun Canucks with seven-goal third period 27
- Peverley asked to return to game following ‘cardiac event’ 23
- Peverley hospitalized, conscious after collapsing on Stars bench (Update) 19
- BLOCKBUSTER: Lightning trade St. Louis to Rangers for Callahan (82)
- Kings make splash, acquire Gaborik from Columbus (72)
- Steve Moore remains shocked, disgusted about Todd Bertuzzi attack (71)
- Chiasson ‘shaken up’ by Peverley incident, won’t dress for Stars tonight (70)
- ‘It’s obvious Tortorella can’t come back next year,’ writes Vancouver reporter (60)