Hockey goalies are supreme Jedi masters at hand-eye coordination. And this goalie has apparently mastered the leg-eye-coordination to manage a fantastic kick save.
Jonathon Quick, the 28-Year-Old goalie for the Los Angeles Kings, was fighting off a rush in front of his goal when he went down on his stomach miliseconds before Blake Wheeler of the Winnepeg Jets ripped a shot at the goal.
Out of options, Quick lifted his right leg off the ice at the perfect moment to block Wheeler’s shot to the top left of the net. Check out the crazy save below:
Maybe it’s no surprise that Quick was part of this year’s Olympic team.
NHL hockey goalies make mind-bending saves every game, and they specialize in stopping the hard-to-see pucks that usually fly right at their faces at 90 miles per hour. The video below is a great reminder of how fast the pucks get moving, and the physics behind the ultra-fast slapshot.
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