There are goals. There are good goals. And then there is the penalty goal scored by Nikita Gusev in the shootout skills competition staged during Russian National Hockey League's All-Star game last Sunday.
The Khanty-Mansiysk Yugra forward left the arena is awe after producing what could well go down as one of the greatest pieces of skill ever to grace the ice.
Miracle on ice
Since then Gusev's insane trick shot has gone viral - the YouTube video of the move gaining over 3.1 million views already - and quite rightly so.
Attempting to describe the sensational skill move is near impossible. After picking the puck up at center ice Gusev proceeds to flick it backwards between his legs, spin a full 360 degrees before flicking the puck into the top right hand corner of the goal. All while travelling at full speed.
Imagine the Tasmanian devil on ice. Or better yet, watch it for yourself below...
Who is he?
Gusev is just 22-years-old but made the Russian league's All-Star game after registering 28 points in 45 games for his team, Yugra.
As well as stealing the show there the Russian youngster's CV also includes being selected with the 202nd pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
He was also a member of the Russian Junior squad who claimed the silver medal at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Canada.
Upgrade on the NHL
The physics-defying skill goal well and truly trumps anything on offer in the NHL's recent All-Star event.
Gusev's spin move would be outlawed in the North American league but, as Yahoo Sports notes, there was surely nothing stopping the NHL's best attempting it during their shootout event routines.
Perhaps though there is only one man who can pull it off at present. And perhaps one day we will see him in a Tampa Bay jersey.
What do you guys think? If you can suggest a better trick shot goal we'd love to hear about it. Let us know in the comments section below...
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