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McCann juggles puck through defense, bats shot on goal out of midair

Penguins forward showed creativity, hand-eye coordination during third period of loss to Panthers

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / Staff Writer

McCann skillfully juggles puck

FLA@PIT: McCann juggles puck through two defenders

Jared McCann, who scored in the 1st period, skillfully juggles the puck on his stick and sends a shot on net, but is stopped by Chris Driedger

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Jared McCann was feeling it Sunday.

The Pittsburgh Penguins forward nearly scored an insane goal after juggling the puck on his stick and batting a shot out of midair during the third period of their game against the Florida Panthers.

McCann scored for Pittsburgh in the first period, then trailing 2-1, he intercepted a pass from Colton Sceviour and juggled the puck on his stick six times, through two Florida defenders, before blasting a shot on goal.

"I'm not the best stickhandler," McCann said after the game. "Just tried to keep it in the air, keep it away from their [defense] and it worked out."

Only Florida goalie Chris Driedger's pads kept it from becoming a goal-of-the-year candidate.

McCann's first-period goal was his 11th of the season, tying his personal best in a season. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh he was the only goal scorer in Florida's 4-1 win. Independent Correspondent Wes Crosby contributed to this report.

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