The Blackhawks Scored One Of The Craziest Goals You Will Ever See
By Stephen Gossett in News on Apr 3, 2017 6:36PM
The entire Chicago sports world is set on baseball right now, and the Blackhawks' remaining regular season games are basically meaningless—they'll skate away with the Central Division title this year. So there's a decent chance you may have missed yesterday's Hawks-vs.-Bruins early-afternoon matchup. But if you did, you also missed one of the nuttiest assists you'll ever see.
Late in the second period, a point shot from defenseman Brent Seabrook caromed off the boards and fortuitously landed on the stick of Artemi Panarin, who was then face-to-face with a wide open net. Well, wide open except for a cowering Richard Panik.
Just second before, the Bruins' Brandon Carlo had sent sent Panik flying into the net. So, when Paranin went to deposit the gimme goal, at first he couldn't avoid the turtle-ing Panik, and he doinked it right off his teammate's shoulder, just inches from his helmet.
But there was a happy ending: the puck (again) squirted right back to Panarin, who this time was able to avoid Panik and notch the goal—and, thanks to the shoulder shot that preceded it, even get Panik an assist!
When sports spectators let out an "I could've done that" brag, it's almost always unilaterally false. But logging an assist for getting throw to the ice and bonked with a shot while hunched over in self-defense? We're feeling better about our skills already.
[H/T Vice Sports]