Hockey Puck Breaks in Half Following Goal During Swiss League Game (Videos)

hockey puck breaks in half

In sports, there are a lot of colorful expressions that aren’t meant to be taken literally. In baseball, for example, you might tell a guy to “go knock the cover off the ball,” while in football you might describe a big hit as having “knocked a guy right out of his cleats.” These are figures of speech, obviously. Nobody has ever really hit a baseball so hard that the cover got knocked off, and a guy would have to lace his cleats up pretty loose to get knocked out of them by a tackle.

Hockey doesn’t really have an equivalent of baseball’s “knock the cover off the ball,” but if it did, it might be something like, “he really split that puck in half.” The idea, of course, would be that a guy shot the little disc of frozen rubber so hard that it broke in two.

Of course, if by some chance this expression ever does catch on, we will be able to trace it to actual historical events. At a recent Swiss National League A game between Fribourg-Gottéron and EHC Biel, Fribourg’s Cedric Botter fired a howitzer off the far post and into the goal that literally broke the puck in half.

Take a look:

I can’t say for sure, but that’s got to be the first time that’s happ…actually, no. It turns out this has happened before. Check out this puck-splitting shot from an American junior hockey game:

That’s something, isn’t it?

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