John Tavaras just cost Kevin Shattenkirk the Norris Trophy.
Ok, maybe that’s a little too severe of a conclusion considering it’s was a scoring play in the All-Star Game.
Puck handling against Shattenkirk as he crossed the blue line, Tavares dangles the puck behind his skate, brings it back to the front, skates around the front of the net and fires a wrister at Carey Price from an awkward angle. At first the announcers thought Price made an unconventional semi-pad stack/turtle on its shell save, but alas, Tavares had scored.
The video is way better than words can express:
The goal tied the game at 4-4 with 57-seconds left in the first period. The camera caught the New York Islanders captain enjoying the replay of his goal from the bench and the look on his face is about as magical as his puck handling.