Not much has come to mind to write lately, so I thought I’d share an athletic feat that I think even those who aren’t fans of hockey will appreciate.  The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a run deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs (and they actually have a huge game with Detroit coming up tonight!).

This video is from the second game of the Penguins’ sweep of the Carolina Hurricanes.  Evgeni Malkin appears to make use of non-Euclidean space to score a goal without even looking:

This was Malkin’s third goal of the game, an accomplishment that is celebrated by the throwing of hats onto the ice– that’s why a three-goal game is called a “hat trick.”

Advertisements