Jeff Skinner and his Carolina Hurricanes had quite the night in Brooklyn on Monday. The Canes went into the Islanders’ house and lit them up for eight goals in a winning effort, with two of those goals belonging to Skinner.
The second of the two came on a penalty shot in the third period. Going up against Isles goaltender Thomas Griess, the 24-year-old Skinner showcased his elite skating and stick-handling ability as he dangled the goalie into submission. After a flurry of side-to-side moves, Skinner was able to tuck the puck past Greiss for the goal.
It’s worth another look.
It was a filthy display of skill, one that was good enough to make you feel just a little bit sympathetic for the poor goaltender in that situation.