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Sharks Eliminated On Fluke Goal

May 25, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

The Vancouver Canucks are headed to the Finals after defeating the San Jose Sharks with an odd goal.

This slow motion replay gives a good look at the fluke goal that eliminated the San Jose Sharks.

This slow motion replay gives a good look at the fluke goal that eliminated the San Jose Sharks. NOTE: We goofed and used the wrong photo. This actually is not Bieska's game winning goal.

From The Miami Herald

While the icing call was negligent, the OT-winning goal by Kevin Bieksa was just pure bad luck for the Sharks. Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler, trying to play the puck up the right boards, had it deflect off a partition instead. Just about everybody on the ice, including Sharks goaltender Antti Niemi, thought the puck was heading around the boards and into the corner, but Bieksa saw the disc bounce right to him near the blue line.

The Canucks defenseman sent an ugly-looking shot on net and it went in, primarily because Niemi was looking over his right shoulder to try and locate the puck. By the time Niemi looked back up ice, Bieksa’s knuckling shot was just passing the goalie’s left pad.

“It’s an ugly goal, but definitely one I’ll take,” Bieksa said.

Original Photos Yahoo, shoppingshadow

3 Comments to “Sharks Eliminated On Fluke Goal”

  1. Paul Smachetti says:

    Funny but that’s not the picture of the winning goal. Niemi was on the goal line when the puck went in.

  2. Katchop says:

    Fact: Paul Smachetti is a great man.

    He is also absolutely correct.

    In fact, Niemi is actually trying to make a save in the photo we used. On the actual goal, he had no clue where the puck was and looked as if he was expecting it come behind the net.

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