Soccer Style Breakaway, in a Hockey Game!
I saw something on NHL on the Fly last night that I don’t remember ever seeing before, a player going on a breakaway, without a stick. Dominic Moore of the Toronto Maple Leafs blocked a shot on the penalty kill, and it shattered his stick. So then Moore was heading in alone on goal with a puck, but no stick. NHL rules prohibit players from scoring with a kicking motion, so he very alertly kicked the puck to teammate Jason Blake who took the shot. Now they didn’t score on the play, but that doesn’t make this replay any less remarkable in my opinion.
That is a great example of not quitting on a play for sure. Bravo! Thanks to the folks on the Message Board of Hockey’s Future, I found a similar incident from last season, with Jarkko Ruutu: