He may not have invented the jumping-into-the-glass goal celebration, but Washington Capitals captain and Russian superstar Alex Ovechkin has definitely popularised it since he entered the NHL in 2005-06.
Since then, we've seen that celebration occur at every level of hockey with players sharing their exuberance with both the glass and whoever has seats right in front of that pane.
And sometimes that celebration goes wrong. Very wrong.
Just ask Taylor Cox of the New Jersey Junior Titans of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League who in a game against the New Jersey Rockets followed a nice goal with a memorable end to his celebration.
Oh, the walk of shame is never, ever fun.
The clip has gone viral and even garnered attention on SportsCenter in the US.
The Junior Titans would go on to win 4-1 after a delay to clean up the shattered glass.
Judging by his Twitter account, Cox is fine and enjoying his newfound fame.
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