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Sabres winger gets his stick knocked high into the air but catches it anyways

Reflexes like a cat.

Stick gripping in hockey is fundamental. If you grip your stick too tightly in hockey you lose some control. If your grip is too loose you leave yourself open to hilarious stick lifts.

Calgary Flames defenseman Jyrki Jokipakka thought he had caught Buffalo Sabres winger Matt Moulson guilty of the latter situation on Thursday night. Both were jockeying for position in front of the Flames net, and Jokipakka stick-lifted Moulson's stick high into the air.

He underestimated Moulson's hand-eye coordination.


Need to get more hang-time next time you do that, Jyrki. Rookie mistake.