There’s nothing quite like seeing someone get his first NHL goal. In fact, the only thing better than that moment when the puck crosses the line is the moment that immediately follows it… the goal celebration.
Because first-goal celebrations are, without a doubt, some of the best goal celebrations in hockey. They’re just completely spontaneous explosions of excitement that even the toughest players are unable to contain, andreminders of just how much work has gone into each one. And it doesn’t matter if it was a sick dangle around three defenders and a goalie or a lucky bounce off a body part, an extra-point goal in a lopsided blowout or the game-tying tally – they all mean the same in that one moment.
So it’s not surprising that Michael Latta, now a veteran of 20 NHL games, was unable to hold back when he poked the puck home behind Jimmy Howard tonight. That it was the game-tying goal to complete a comeback by his team, and that it was scored in front of friends and family (including his dad)… well, that just adds to the excitement.
And led to this amazing picture by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images:
— NHL (@NHL) November 16, 2013
Which then led us to think this would be the PERFECT time to ask for help on making some photoshops! Below are both a close-up of the Latta and a full on celebration arm’s up all in PNG, copy-and-paste into your favorite photo editing software. Now that you have the master key to the Latta Photoshop Castle, we figured we’d throw our hats into the ring to maybe serve as a source for inspiration.
— Ancy (@ancysamy) November 16, 2013
Now go create and put your creations in the comment section below! It supports images and GIFs!
Editorial Note: Thanks to Becca from Japers Rink for the quick editorial greatness above. Follow her @BeccaH_JR