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Pettersson adds degree of difficulty to common puck catch trick

Canucks rookie can't help but show off his special skills

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Elias Pettersson isn't about to be upstaged by a teammate. Let alone a goalie, at least when it comes to stickwork.

The Vancouver Canucks phenomenal rookie forward saw his teammate, goalie Thatcher Demko, flip a puck high in the air and catch it.

Sure, players pull that trick all the time. But nice work by Demko, going with the ungloved hand, keeping the blocker on and working the heavier goalie stick with the thicker blade.

Tweet from @Canucks: Demko���s got skillz 🏒🔥 pic.twitter.com/sGq4Ck2Uut

Nicely done.

Until you see Pettersson's trick.

He decided to flip the puck and his stick in one motion, then catch the stick and catch the puck. It's better if you just watch:

Tweet from @Canucks: Anything you can do, Petey can do better. 🏒🔥👀 pic.twitter.com/OwyMrYd5Yy

Talk about one-upsmanship.

It's hard to even care about the failed flip and baseball swing at the end.

The lesson here: Do not try to show off in front of Elias Pettersson.

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