The San Jose Sharks couldn’t score a goal in regulation time during their playoff game against the Colorado Avalanche, but they would up scoring the game winner in OT. On themselves. Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle tried to flip the puck behind his own net when it actually went in his own net. Slipping one past the goalie, if you will.
“We didn’t beat their goalie,” Sharks coach Todd McLellan said. “We found a way to beat ours.”
Avalanche coach Joe Sacco said it was as strange an ending as he’s ever experienced.
“It’s certainly right up there, there’s no question,” he said. “I’d like to think I’ve seen my fair share of hockey, but once in a while you see something like that. We’ll obviously take it.
“I saw our guy chip the puck behind their ‘D,’ which is something we were preaching all night. Obviously it was a very fortunate bounce for us. I saw Boyle go back, he got the puck on his backhand. He was probably trying to go behind the net with it, I’m sure, and it just found a way to go in.” –NHL.com
Highlights are after the jump.