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How to pull off between-the-legs goal like NHL's Tomas Hertle

How to pull off a between-the-legs goal

With San Jose leading New York 7-2, midway through the third period, Hertl received a long pass and swooped in on a breakaway.

The trick is to drop the puck between the legs with a light backhand tap.

Then slide the stick between the legs to quickly flick the puck up at the net. Not easy.

The move is a rare one, due to extreme difficulty, and is used occasionally in shootouts. But it has been pulled off in games before by the best players, such as Vancouver's Daniel Sedin in 2010.

Graphic by Tonia Cowan
Text by David Ebner

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