Intro to Goaltending with Sergei Bobrovsky
When done properly, goaltending can produce a breathtaking display of skill and athleticism.
However, it can also produce humiliating pratfalls.
This is where often hot but sometimes not Sergei Bobrovsky enters our story.
Fresh off their NHL All-Star sabbatical, the Columbus Blue Jackets played host to the Sabres from Buffalo.
Sadly, their goalie seemed a bit sluggish.
While ol' Sergei didn't appear to be falling asleep in the net, he didn't fare particularly well against the Sabres, allowing three goals in the first period.
Somehow, things actually got worse early in the second.
Clearly, the Columbus netminder was still reeling from the full frontal assault he'd just absorbed, because he really didn't look good on the Sabres' fourth goal of the evening:
That lacked both aesthetic virtue and technical proficiency.
Based on that reaction, Sergei seemed to be under the impression that the puck was caked in shit, because falling backwards into the net and then clutching at it for support was a miscalculation on his part.
Or perhaps he mistakenly thought the Sabres had access to chemical weapons.
Whatever the case, let's just hope our friend isn't teaching the kids this particular technique at his off-season clinics.
There's the good stuff.