Vitek Vanecek kisses post after it stops Taylor Hall’s penalty shot

Vitek Vanecek is a character and some of his personality came out after a Taylor Hall penalty shot.

The Sabres star was allowed to go in alone on Vanecek after being tripped to the ice by a Capitals defenseman on a breakaway.

The game was tied 3-3 and if Hall scored, he would have given the Sabres the lead.

Instead, the post came to the rescue.


Hall didn’t even try a move on his penalty shot. He skated towards the net and quickly fired a wrist shot from the slot. The former MVP’s wrister beat Vanecek clean, but not the post. PING.

A gracious Vanecek immediately bent down and thanked the twine, giving it a kiss through his mask.

Here are the precious GIFs.

Vanecek was once again sturdy in net for the Capitals on Sunday, surrendering no even-strength goals.

He made 45 saves on 48 Sabres shots in total.

RMNB Coverage of Caps vs Sabres

Screenshot courtesy of NBC Sports Washington

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