You Never Know
Mark ignored the crowd noise and time slowed as he drew closer to the goal. His team’s whole season came down to this one penalty shot against the league’s top goalie.
His eyes narrowed. His opponent was the reason the game was scoreless with less than a minute to play. If we go to overtime… He shook off the thought and tried to think of how to beat him.
At reaching the faceoff circles, he bent and flicked the puck nearly straight up into the air in front of him.
If I miss…
He waited, then swung, striking the puck.