This is the goal the civilized world is talking about today. It was the fourth last night scored by 19-year-old Czech rookie Tomas Hertl, whose mom was in the stands.
Here’s the thing: It wasn’t so much the move itself – any professional hockey player… hell, any kid with a decent pair of roller blades and the right Mylec street hockey ball can do that with relative ease – it’s doing it against a goalie, in a game, as a 19-year-old, for your fourth goal of the night, and then acting like oh yeah, no big deal, I’ve been doing that in the homeland since I could eat solid foods that makes this insanely great.
Tomas Hertl wins the day. And judging by the looks on these girls’ faces behind the glass, I’m guessing he’s going to win a lot of nights, too: