Owen Tippett’s Spinning Backhand Shot Might Be NHL’s Goal of the Year

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Halfway through the season, the race for the NHL’s best goal of the year might already be over. 

In the third period of the Philadelphia Flyers’ win over the Dallas Stars on Thursday night, Flyers winger Owen Tippett scored one of the most impressive goals you’ll ever see. 

After a save by Philadelphia goalie Samuel Ersson sent the puck skittering toward the boards, Tippett collected it and raced toward the other end of the ice. Dallas’s Joel Hanley retreated to deny Tippett a breakaway opportunity, but Tippett pulled off a flawless spin move that gave him just enough separation from Hanley to fire a backhand shot on net.

It wasn’t just any backhand, shot, either. It zipped right into the upper corner of the net. 

Tippett, 24, ranks second on the Flyers with 18 goals this season after scoring 27 in 77 games last season. With the win, the Flyers moved within two points of the New York Rangers for first place in the Metropolitan Division. 


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