Did we call it or what?! Just weeks after discussing what was cooler, goalie goals or goalie fights in our 4th podcast, Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward was credited with a goal last night. The first goalie to score one since Chris Mason back in 2006, Wardo’s tally was an own goal scored by the New Jersey Devils on themselves due to a errant Ilya Kovalchuk pass. I’m glad he got credit for the goal, I’m sure it will be the highlight of his season, but I was hoping the next goal scored by a goalie would be a ripper from just outside the crease like Evgeni Nabokov’s in 2002. Or maybe a wicked backhander like Jose Theodore’s goal in ’01. Eh, oh well, pipe dreams I guess. T-bone and the Hockey Doggz were discussing reasons why we haven’t seen a shot from a goalie go in since 2002, and we came up with the trapezoid and all the other rule changes. Must be right, right?
And here’s a video of all the goals scored by goalies. It’s pretty sweet.