Mikhail Grabovski’s Sick Shootout Goal (GIF)

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Photo credit: Alex Brandon

After scoring a hat trick opening night, Washington Capitals center Mikhail Grabovski struggled, scoring only two points in his next six games. However, since being demoted to the third line with Jason Chimera and Joel Ward, Grabovski has found his groove, scoring 7 points in his last 5 games. And on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, Grabovski reminded us again just how freakin’ skilled he is, scoring a fantastic goal in the shootout.

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Sexy! Sensational! Scintillating! (GIF by welshhockeyfan)

This move of going forehand and then sliding the puck in backhand was first patented by Swedish hockey player Kent Nilsson before being made famous in the mid-90s by Peter Forsberg.

Since then, a lot of players have copied the move. For example, Caps prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov, who seemingly attempts it once a game.

Worth noting: Florida Panthers winger Aleksander Barkov tried the same move immediately after Grabovski and scored on Michal Neuvirth. Grabo’s was prettier though!

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  • breaklance

    Grabo’s looked sneakier because Clemmenson stayed with it until the end and then the rebound off the post to his skate and in makes it down right filthy. Barkov’s was basically as flawless as that shot can be Neuvi just didn’t seem to follow it at all by comparison.

  • Joey Doukmetzian

    Time out. Can we talk about how awesome Brooksies goal was? It was like the ULTIMATE fake out.

  • Karen

    I was sooo hoping to see Brooks do a “paralyzer” move, but that was great too. :)

  • Alex

    Moral of the story: 84’s do it better.

  • Rhino40

    “sick” and “filthy” don’t begin to cover it–how about “toxic”?…Caps “Flame Florida after Phoiling Philthy”?