On Wednesday night, Johnny Gaudreau made the shootout a little less boring.
Gaudreau, running out of space and time, brought out his sand wedge to lob a puck right over Minnesota Wild goaltender Alex Stalock.
Gaudreau was the first Calgary Flame to have an attempt in the shootout. As he waited for Stalock to fall, the Flames superstar chucked the puck into the net at no angle
In retrospect, this goal probably should not have counted. Shootout rules state a player is not allowed to reclaim the puck after moving, move laterally with the puck, or move backwards. Gaudreau moves laterally and backwards before scoring.
Gaudreau’s fun goal didn’t matter in the end, however, as the Minnesota Wild won 2-1 with a fifth-round shootout tally by forward Mikael Granlund.
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