Scoring is supposed to be hard in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
No one gives an inch and goalies somehow become better as the playoffs wear on. So when you see a player pull off an especially dirty move in, say, the Western Conference Final, it’s something to marvel at.
And my, oh my, was Timo Meier‘s second-period goal in Game 1 against the St. Louis Blues something to behold.
Logan Couture, who already had a nifty goal of his own in the game, forced the turnover that led to Meier undressing Jay Bouwmeester and then Binnington for good measure to make it 4-2 Sharks.
Meier has two tucks and an assist in the game (he scored to make it 5-2 on a goal that he banked off the leg of Vince Dunn).
The one-handed backhand has been duplicated many times since Peter Forsberg debuted the shenanigans back in 1994.
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