03/12/2013 12:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Kaspars Daugavins Shootout Attempt: Strange Stick Handle, Spin-O-Rama Stopped By Tuukka Rask (VIDEO)

Meet Ottawa Senators winger Kaspars Daugavins. He hasn't been in the NHL for very long, but he still felt comfortable enough to try this unorthodox shootout move.

Going up against Boston goaltender Tuukka Rask, the 24-year-old Latvian put the tip of his blade on the puck and approached the net, pushing the puck ahead of him. Then, with the nose of the blade still on the puck, Daugavins attempted a spin-o-rama shot but was stuffed by Rask who barely made a leg save.

As Greg Wyshynski of Puck Daddy pointed out, Daugavins attempted the same shootout move in the KHL in 2010 and scored.

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton told NHL Network that "It takes a lot of sack to do that," via Dan Rose of Bruins center David Krejci felt differently, saying he "wouldn't like it if someone on my team tried that move," according to Sportsnet reporter Ian Mendes.

Even though Rask stopped it, Daugavins' attempt garnered plenty of attention on Twitter and not all of it was positive. What do you think?



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