The Ottawa Senators lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4 on Thursday night, but Senators winger Ales Hemsky scored a goal that deserves some serious recognition.
Hemsky breezed by Radko Gudas by sliding the puck back and through his legs before sneaking it past Lightning goalie Ben Bishop.
The ease with which Hemsky scored is about as perfect as it gets in the NHL.
The Senators picked up Hemsky at the trade deadline, and he has eight points in seven games since coming over from the Edmonton Oilers.
Check out Hemsky’s beauty below.
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