The Penguins have brought the alley-oop to the NHL

Move over Los Angeles, Pittsburgh is in the running to be the new “Lob City.” Well, at least in the NHL.

The Penguins pulled off a strange but awesome “alley-oop” goal over the weekend against the Florida Panthers. While set up behind the Florida net, Pens winger Phil Kessel floated a puck over the cage and his teammate, Patric Hornqvist, smacked it out of mid-air and jammed it home for the goal.

Panthers goalie James Reimer looked completely lost on the sequence and, honestly, it’s hard to blame him. Being a goalie is hard enough without having to worry about pucks flying over your head and then batted in out of mid-air.