This no-look backhand goal is the reason people watch hockey

Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis broke every law of physics here.

 

Miles Klee

Internet Culture

Published Nov 29, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 2:41 am CDT

Occasionally, you’ve got to appreciate that there’s a professional sport where men strap blades to their feet and try to control a frictionless hunk of vulcanized rubber with wooden canes on a floor of ice while colliding with each other at speeds of up to 30 miles an hour.

In particular, you ought to admire this totally absurd play, in which “Buffalo Sabres forward Tyler Ennis makes a move toward the net and scores on a beautiful no-look backhand shot” against Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price. Because he has to get airborne to pull it off.    

Our deepest sympathies to any fan who was stuck in line for beer when this happened.

Correction: A reader points out that wooden hockey sticks are no longer widely used—indeed, many NHL players use sticks of composite design, made from fiberglass or carbon fiber. The Daily Dot deeply regrets this basic ignorance, though the point about hockeys essential absurdity remains.

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*First Published: Nov 29, 2014, 11:56 am CST