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Yesterday, the Carolina Hurricanes‘ Jordan Staal managed a dubious feat that has pushed the New Jersey Devils‘ Martin Brodeur into the NHL history books again. At 16:12 of the 1st period, with his team about to head to the power play, Staal collected the puck in the corner and threw it back towards the point hoping to set up shop in the offensive zone. Unfortunately, nobody was close enough to actually receive his pass and it went right on through, banked off the boards, and into the net at the other end:
By my count, and I’m really no good at math, that’s the third goal of Martin Brodeur’s career, which puts him ahead of our beloved Ron Hextall for goals by a goaltender. What makes this even funnier, is that a very similar play happened last year with the same teams playing. This one was credited to Cam Ward and scored by Ilya Kovalchuk:
Thya-thya-thya-thya-Thyat’s all folks! See you next week or whatever.