You may have missed it since it happened during today's play in the IIHF World Championships in Helsinki, but Bobby Ryan
had another gorgeous goal to add to his already crowded career highlight package.
Playing (with Cam Fowler
and Kyle Palmieri
) for Team USA against Luca Sbisa
's Switzerland side, Ryan showed the skills he's developed after years of playing warmup soccer with his teammates. A Max Pacioretty pass from behind the net was much too high for Ryan to get a stick on, so he kicked the puck to himself with the left boot, than batted it in out of mid-air.
Check out the video, along with Fowler's pretty tap-in goal that helped USA to a 5-2 victory over the Swiss and a No. 2 seed in the quarterfinals.
Team USA faces Finland in the quarters on Thursday at 8:30 a.m. Pacific, a game that will be televised on NBC Sports Network. Team Canada (with Ryan Getzlaf
and Corey Perry
) plays Slovakia at 3 a.m. Pacific. (If you're up at that ungodly hour, it will also be on NBC Sports Network.)