I can't blame a person that ducks out of the way of a piece of frozen rubber flying out them at an incredible speed. But if you're a professional goalie like Ilya Bryzgalov of the Philadephia Flyers, it probably isn't the ideal strategy for stopping a shot.
Here he is giving it a try against David Desharnais of the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.
Yeah, that's definitely not the way to go.
Fortunately the Flyers it wasn't a difference-maker as they were able to come back and win 5-3.