Evgeni Malkin Trick Shot: Flips Puck into Bucket From Center (Video)

malkin shoots puck into bucket from center ice

Half-court shots in basketball always make for pretty popular posts, so today we thought, “why not a center ice hockey shot?”

Of course, simply putting the puck in the open net from center ice is something any experienced player could do 99 times out of 100. So instead of just shooting the puck in from center ice, how about flipping it from center ice into a bucket right at the mouth of the goal? That sounds better, right?

Well, that’s just the video we have for you here. The shooter? None other than Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malkin, the reigning MVP of the National Hockey League. It’s not entirely clear when he made this video, since the guy is now sitting out with concussion-like symptoms. But that’s definitely the Iceoplex at Southpointe, the Penguins’ practice facility, and the video was just posted yesterday. So it was probably shot fairly recently.

Take a look:

Now, with all the high-tech video editing trickery people use today, I suppose this could be fake. However, I think this is real. After all, why post a fake video of something that very well could be real? If you’re going to do something fake, go big or go home, you know?