Hockey fans may have seen this problem before a video game, but a curious game in Tuesday’s game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins has many wondering if they have ever seen such a “goal” at the NHL level.
When Hurricanes defender Jaccob Slavin sent a backhand shot into the net with 2:09 left in the middle, the gate went into the net – but not in the conventional way.
The rubber disc made its way through the net itself, broke the twine and sent Twitter to burn in the process. Calling on ice was originally intended, but immediate repetition quickly revealed what really happened.
The Carolina Hurricanes weren’t excited, but they used the opportunity to get into the recent “gonna tell my kids” internet trend.
The Boston Bruins didn’t seem to mind – in the end, the game remained tied.
There is no goal for Carolina. The shot once passed through the net. 🤷♂️
– Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 4, 2019
And the rest of Twitter followed suit, adding their thoughts to the weird game.
We need to build a wall to stop the pens going illegally into our net! # NHLFrequencies
– Bruins Trump (@BruinsTrump) December 4, 2019
The net tends to interfere with the best in the business so that no one can “score” that way again.
The score between the Hurricanes and Bruins hurricanes remained 0-0 after two periods.