AHL Goalie Leggio Knocks Net Off to Avoid 2-on-0
Bridgeport Sound Tigers goalie David Leggio has faced enough 2-on-0 rushes in his career to know they don’t usually end well.
So when Leggio was faced with another during a game against Springfield over the weekend, he decided to even up the odds a little.
Rather than try and track the inevitable tic-tac-toe back and forth he was about to face, Leggio simply turned around and knocked his own net off its moorings, knowing that the resulting penalty – in this case a penalty shot – for delay of game was a better option. Check out the result in the video below:
Leggio explained the decision – and it was clearly thought out – to the Connecticut Post after the game, telling reporter Michael Fornabaio he had faced a 2-on-0 five or six times and only stopped one or two.
It’d happened to him at the World Championship in the spring against Russia, and Viktor Tikhonov scored. He didn’t want to face another.
“I thought there was a better percentage chance of stopping one guy instead of two,” Leggio said.
Leggio, an eight-year pro who also runs his own goalie school, had a little fun with it on Twitter Monday:
So goalies what do you think? Another sign we’re the smartest guys on the ice, and the start of a trend that may require a rule revision, or just poor sportsmanship by Leggio?
Let us know how you see this play by Leggio in the comments below.