Buffalo Sabres captain Brian Gionta went full Pele in the opening minutes of Saturday's game against the Ottawa Senators, heading a puck into the zone in order to remain onside.
Gionta's play was perfectly legal as he kept his skates on the blue line and calmly headed the puck into the corner before chasing it.
Unlike soccer, it is illegal to head the puck into the net as the game announcers point out in the clip, but Gionta's play proved smart.
With the puck lofted in the air from the other side of the ice, Gionta waited outside the zone and patiently dumped it in off his helmet.
You could even say that on this play he was really using his head.