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Svechnikov converts lacrosse-style goal again

Hurricanes forward scored in jaw-dropping fashion in second period against Jets

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

Svechnikov's lacrosse-style goal

CAR@WPG: Svechnikov nets second lacrosse-style goal

Andrei Svechnikov does it again, netting his second lacrosse-style goal of the season, giving the Hurricanes a 3-2 lead in the 2nd period

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Scoring one lacrosse-style goal apparently wasn't enough for Andrei Svechnikov.

The Carolina Hurricanes forward struck again for his second eye-popping feat during the second period against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. He first pulled off the move against the Calgary Flames on Oct. 29. 

Svechnikov took the puck in the corner and skated on his backhand behind the net. He then picked up the puck onto his stick blade and flung it past Connor Hellebuyck, giving Carolina a 3-2 lead.

"It was (in) my head I should try -- why not? -- and should try to do it quickly," Svechnikov told Fox Sports Carolinas during the second intermission. "Good try for me."

The goal wowed his teammates and also coach Rod Brind'Amour.

"You guys saw it about a month ago," Brind'Amour said. "But we've been seeing it for a year and a half in practice. It's just a matter of time before he pulled it off. So it's not lucky when you practice something over and over. That's not luck."

"That's unbelievable," forward Sebastian Aho said. "He does it now twice when nobody ever could do it even once, so that's unreal. Really impressive."

Svechnikov's goal was the second of a four-goal second period that helped Carolina to a 6-3 win. He also admitted another lacrosse attempt could be coming in the future.

"We'll see next game," Svechnikov said. "Maybe we're going to try again." Independent Correspondent Darrin Bauming contributed to this report.

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