Goal Box

JIMMY VESEY, RANGERS — JIMMY FLIES LIKE SUPERMAN

2017-05-07T19:59:49+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Goal Box|

JIMMY VESEY, Rangers
JIMMY FLIES LIKE SUPERMAN

It was a 3-3 cliffhanger, when Jimmy Vesey scored for Metropolis, er, New York, giving the Rangers a 4-3 lead over Ottawa in a pivotal Game 5 at Canadian Tire Centre.

On a scramble in front of the net following a Brady Skjei shot from a sharp angle, Vesey took the lowest lane available and the Senators had to wonder if Great Caesar’s ghost was haunting them after what happened next.

Craig Anderson made the save, but the rebound lay in the crease when Vesey took off in flight after it — literally. Anderson might naturally have been wondering, “Where did Clarke MacArthur go.”

Vesey was able to leap tall sticks in a single bound and float parallel to the ice while the puck awaited him in the blue paint. As gravity began to best his superpowers, Vesey managed to extend his stick and flip the puck on his backhand toward the open goal.

But Anderson’s glove hand was filled with Kryptonite and he snatched the speeding bullet out of mid-air.

The call on the ice was no goal. But video replays showed that Vesey’s shot turned out to be more powerful than a locomotive and that Anderson’s glove was behind the goal line when he stopped the puck.

Original ruling was overturned and back at the Daily Planet the call went out: Stop the Presses!

5/7/2017 vs. Ottawa