Puck Drops Into Goalie’s Pants For Bizarre Game-Winning Goal

“I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

In overtime of Monday night’s Phoenix-Buffalo game, Sabres defenseman Mark Pysyk fired a low shot on goaltender Mike Smith and then attempted to flick the rebound up and over him for the game-winning goal. And it worked. Sort of.

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What actually happened is that the puck never fell back on to the ice, but instead landed in the back of Smith’s pants.

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Smith then skated into the net, searching for a loose puck that was never there, and unknowingly crossed the line with the puck, giving Buffalo the win and Pysyk his first goal of the season.

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The announcers couldn’t believe it and everyone was confused.

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So the officials took another look at it and determined that, yes, it was a Christmas miracle.

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Yep, hockey is weird like that sometimes.

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7. Watch the video here:

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