Senators dump Panthers, Greening scores hacky-sack goal

Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening lifts the puck over Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas...

Ottawa Senators forward Colin Greening lifts the puck over Florida Panthers goaltender Tim Thomas at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., Dec. 3, 2013. (JOEL AUERBACH/Getty Images/AFP)

Don Brennan, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:49 PM ET

SUNRISE, FLA. - Next time Craig Anderson is in a slump, he might want to try losing his stick.

And next time somebody makes fun of hockey players for warming up with a soccer ball, well, just tell them the Colin Greening story.

Greening scored what proved to be the winner in a very much needed, 4-2 Senators victory over the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center Tuesday night -- and he did so with a move that would have made Cristiano Ronaldo proud.

The Senators were on a power play in the last minute of the second period when Joe Corvo fired a wrist shot from the point that was heading towards Greening as he battled for position in front. Instinctively, the big winger raised his left leg. The puck hit him just under the knee, popped straight up in the air and floated in slow motion over goalie Tim Thomas' head before rolling over the goal line.


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