David Davis wrote an excellent article on how Lussier was able to capture the moment on film.
If you're an aspiring sports photographer, you should read the article to see understand how Lussier captured this photo. His insight into the moment, his understanding of the series and situation, and why his positioning in the St. Louis end all contributed to this iconic moment. He also got a little lucky in grabbing a photographer's cutout in the glass that had been vacated, but luck favors the prepared as the saying goes.
Ray Lussier's story is truly one of those moments-behind-the-moments that needed to be told, and I want to give credit to Deadspin and David Davis for telling the story. Mr. Lussier's story is all about knowing the game, catching a break, and capturing one of sport's most memorable moments. Read through the article. You won't be disappointed.
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!