John Carlson has a heavy shot and it was on full display Saturday night in Annapolis. With the Caps up one goal over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs, the Caps defenseman buried a nifty, through-the-crease pass from Chandler Stephenson in the second period.
With an almost completely empty net, Carlson’s accurate shot splintered an in-goal camera case used by Maple Leafs photographer Mark Blinch (follow here).
Blinch posted about the incident on his Instagram story, Sunday.
The first image clearly shows Carlson in the background with the puck approaching the net. Blinch’s camera uses a wide-angle lens and is placed near the bottom back of the net. Blinch uses a remote control to fire the shutter.
Later in the game, Blinch made his way onto the ice to inspect the damage.
Blinch’s camera did not get damaged due to the shot, but that net casing has seen its last day.
During the game, Carlson’s shot can be heard making an audible thud noise when it broke the camera case.
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Here was the view of Carlson’s goal from the NHL’s live video camera.
Before going out of commission, Blich’s camera snagged a nice shot of Anderson in net.
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