You’ve seen the Marek Malik shootout goal, so now take a look at this Petr Kafka shootout tally. Kafka’s goal came in the fifth round of the shootout with all the pressure on him, and that makes the goal even more outstanding.
When Marek Malik scored his famous shootout goal, it was the 15th round of the shootout and if he missed, he missed. No one was expecting him to score. He couldn’t lose. The same can’t be said for Petr Kafka and the remarkable goal he scored Sunday.
Kafka was the fifth shooter to take the ice in the skills competition. If he scored, he took the pressure off of his club, HC Banksa Bystrica, and put it all on HC Kosice to score to tie the game. Kafka didn’t just score, he busted out one of the best shootout moves ever seen in a real game.
Kafka has had quite the season and his behind-the-legs shootout goal might be the highlight of an incredible year. In 50 games in Slovakia’s Tipsport Extraliga this season, Kafka has 27 goals and 48 points, both career highs. His point total puts him fifth in league scoring and ten points off the league lead.
At 25, Kafka has yet to be drafted or even receive a look overseas, but maybe his shootout goal will catch someone’s attention.