National Lacrosse League's Best Plays of 2014 Revealed

Matt Vinc and the three-time champion Rochester Knighthawks are well represented in the Best Plays of 2014
Matt Vinc and the three-time champion Rochester Knighthawks are well represented in the Best Plays of 2014Bill Wippert/Associated Press
Jim FlanneryAnalyst IJune 24, 2014

The National Lacrosse League's top plays of 2014 have now been posted on YouTube.

The Lacrosse Network—which hosted the live feed of most of the NLL season for the second year in a row—is featuring the wide selection of sweet moves, goals, passes and saves. 

No-look shots were the hot item this year, with a dozen represented on this list.

The behind-the-back shot is tough to defend and tougher for goalies to position themselves for. Snipers such as Dane Dobbie of the Calgary Roughnecks and John Grant Jr. of the Colorado Mammoth have become adept at making these shots and make multiple appearances on the list.

With around 22 goals in the typical NLL game, scoring highlights are the norm, but there were also a handful of spectacular saves.

Crazy stops by Matt Vinc of the Rochester Knighthawks, Tyler Richards of the Vancouver Stealth and Anthony Cosmo of the Buffalo Bandits make appearances on the list. Cosmo's save was so surprising that the shot was initially ruled a goal until it was overturned on video review.

There are also several crease dives, the highlight play that always impresses the fans. A full complement of dives from behind the net and across the front of the crease are represented.

So sit back, relax and enjoy the action I consider to be the most entertaining of any pro sport anywhere in the world.


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