The KHL All-Star Game was hardly want of goals, but this one clearly tops each one, and it might possibly be the slickest penalty goal we can remember seeing.
A tip of the hat to Yahoo! Sports, who spotted the moment Jori Lehtera went for brains over brawn in his penalty shot.
As the report issues, there were 29 combined goals between the two teams who took the ice in Chelyabinsk on Sunday, but only one was clearly viral-video-worthy.
Lehtera, who was a 2008 draft pick of the St. Louis Blues and who currently plays for Sibir Novosibirsk, goes one-on-one with goalie Rastislav Staňa.
What you would expect is for Lehtera to smack a shot deep into the net or bank it off the looming goalie's padding.
Either would have been entertaining.
Instead, he decided to fake a shot and let the puck travel the rest of the way on its own accord.
We agree with the Yahoo! Sports report that the goalie may have been fine with lazily defending the shot, happy to see it go through in an exhibition match. However, it seems like the move really did work wonders to fake out Staňa and everyone else watching the penalty shot.
While we eagerly await the start of NHL business, this shot should keep us nice and satiated until then.
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