Gotta See It: Crazy move at KHL skills competition

Nikita Gusev scored a ridiculous goal in the KHL skills competition. Photo via youtube/KHL

While the hockey world was busy watching the sport’s best strut their stuff at the NHL’s Honda Skills Competition on Saturday, Nikita Gusev executed a jaw-dropping goal in the KHL’s version of the showcase that is sure to turn heads.

The 22-year-old Russian forward, who suits up for Yugra Khanty-Mansiysk, dazzled fans with a lacrosse-style goal that might trump anything we saw in the NHL’s Breakaway Challenge last night.

See for yourself.

Gusev, who was taken by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the seventh round in the 2012 NHL Draft, has 28 points (18 goals, 10 assists) in 45 games this season.

The best move in the NHL’s skills competition didn’t come in the breakaway challenge, but rather the shootout event at the end of the night when Ottawa’s Mike Hoffman made this awesome move.

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