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Video: Hurricanes prospect scores between the legs goal skating backwards

Mar 8, 2014, 12:24 AM EDT

Sergey Tolchinsky, a prospect of the Carolina Hurricanes after he signed an entry-level deal with that club in August, scored an absolutely dazzling goal against the Sarnia Sting on Friday.

Playing for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in the Ontario Hockey League, Tolchinsky pulled off a seemingly impossible move on a breakaway, going between the legs while skating backwards. And he scored. But words don’t do it justice.

  1. greatmiamisportsmind - Mar 8, 2014 at 12:30 AM

    I did that once… in NHL 14

    • bencia823 - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      I don’t believe you. everybody knows that toe drag to wrist shot and backhand to forehand dekes are the way to go lol

  2. scottybcboy - Mar 8, 2014 at 12:36 AM

    Anyone who has a problem with that goal isn’t a hockey fan.

    And I’m a huge fan of Grapes….my guess is that he has no issue either.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:03 AM

      Ask Hertl what he thinks about it.

  3. strictlythedanks - Mar 8, 2014 at 12:59 AM


  4. brycewest - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    By Canadian law, after pulling a move like that, the goalie had to let Tolchinsky bang his girlfriend. Hey, it’s the law!

  5. charlieconway96 - Mar 8, 2014 at 1:14 AM

    Yet another move I will spend hours trying to replicate with perpetually zero success.

  6. skr213 - Mar 8, 2014 at 2:48 AM

    Adam Oates just had an aneurysm.

  7. joey4id - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    Kids today are reinventing goal scoring. Not everyone from the old guard can embrace, but should. Sick display of talent and ability.

  8. killerpgh - Mar 8, 2014 at 11:42 AM

    Insanely beautiful move that was a few inches away from almost becoming a disaster. But I guess that adds to the skill level of the goal. If his stick (or skate) hits the goal post there he trips himself while going backwards and flies uncontrollably into the boards.

  9. jrclark1978 - Mar 8, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    Unreal. Had to watch it 4 times too fully appreciate it.

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