The phrase “puck luck” gets thrown around a lot in hockey, but that does not even begin to describe what happened to Texas Stars defender Joel Hanley in their American Hockey League game against the Manitoba Moose on Wednesday night.
With just a little more than nine minutes to play in the second period of what was at the time a 1-1 game, Hanley scored what can only be described as a completely bonkers goal when he shot the puck from the red line into the offensive zone, off the end boards, resulting in this madness.
Look at that bounce! Look at how helpless the goalie is! Look at it!
It almost seems unfair for Texas that it did not even end up winning the game after getting a break like that, falling 4-3 to the Moose.
At least they will always have this incredible goal to look back on and laugh at.