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Video: Stamkos scores with spin-o-rama shootout move

Mar 28, 2014, 12:15 AM EST

Steven Stamkos had to wait until the seventh round of the shootout, before unleashing a sweet spin-o-rama move and scoring in the skills competition.

The Tampa Bay Lightning captain sped in, threw on the breaks, spun around and went to the backhand for the goal on New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. The Lightning went on to win by a final score of 3-2, although the shootout wasn’t decided until Sami Salo scored in the 13th round.

  1. jhaegs - Mar 28, 2014 at 2:13 AM

    Not a fan of that move. IMHO they need to get rid if it during shootouts because there’s controversy every time it happens.

    • cofran2004 - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:13 AM

      Yeah, you aren’t supposed to bring the puck backwards once you’ve started forward progress, but I think the spirit of the law means don’t skate forward, and then skate backward because you don’t like the lane you took to the net the first time.

      That said, I believe what stamkos did there was technically illegal, but if it was waved off, I would have been disappointed.

  2. stopthemadness101 - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:12 AM

    BS that was totally sweet.

  3. thomasvanek - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:19 AM

    Why is he the seventh shooter?

    • imgoingtowichita - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:51 AM

      Because he is more of a shooter (probably top 3 in the league) than a breakaway specialist.

  4. 7mantel - Mar 28, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Shoot outs are a gimmick in my book and would love to see it put to sleep !

  5. lonespeed - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:21 AM

    I’m not sure what is more impressive. Hiding the puck on a shootout goal like this or faking a career ending broken leg so he wouldn’t have to play the whole season or the Olympics. Stealing money I tell ya. Can’t trust a guy like that. Steven Houdini.

  6. 67nova - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    They limit the amount of overtime but you can have 13 rounds in the skills competition. Brilliant!

  7. boltsfan777 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:31 AM

    Well, I hate the shootout as much as anyone, but what’s the controversy? He kept the puck moving, and it is a stupid skills contest, so isn’t that what the league wants to see? I keep hearing how it’s supposed to be exciting for the fans.

    I play rec hockey and this week I was talking to a teenage goalie in the dressing room and I asked him what he thought of the shootout. To my surprise, he said emphatically “Goalies love the shootout”. He said that’s what they live for, like a quarterback 2 minute drill, or being at bat in the bottom of the ninth bases loaded score tied. I thought it was interesting and now I wonder why I was surprised.

  8. falstaffsmind - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I thought the goal he scored in regulation a couple of days ago was sweeter.

    He chokes up, waits for the puck to drop below the crossbar, and bats it in…

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