In the opening game in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the Philadelphia Flyers, Sidney Crosby notched a natural hat-trick, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 7 to 0 win.
He scored his first goal by swatting the puck out of the air like he was a baseball player messing around at spring training.
It’s not the first time Sid’s done this, either. In the past year alone he’s scored multiple times by batting the puck out of the air with his stick.
Despite his prowess – and renown – as a hockey player, Crosby has a multi-sport background. He says that as a kid he played every sport he could, including school basketball and football. Until he was into his teens, he didn’t play spring hockey at all. His summer sport was baseball.
And here he is actually smashing a home run during some batting practice with the Pittsburgh Pirates back in 2010.
More displays of Sid’s hand-eye coordination are presented here for your enjoyment.