Caps forward Brett Connolly has had a rough 2017-18 so far, so you’ll forgive him for being a bit desperate for a goal in the first period of Friday’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
So desperate that he tried scoring through the back of the net, which you’d think would be impossible, but check this out.
Connolly and Anton Stralman are battling behind the goal line when Stralman shoves Connolly into the net. Connolly gives the net a gentle lift and sneaks the puck behind goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy. Caps players pointed to the puck excitedly, but the refs waved it off because they hate joy and all things fun.
Here are the two key replays.
Nope. You can’t do that.
A few minutes later, on a totally different subject, NBC Sports analyst Alan May says the Caps should “try shooting from any angle you can.” He has a point, sure, but there are some exceptions.
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