Talk about puck luck…
This is either the luckiest you can get or the unluckiest, depending on what side of the center line you line up on.
For Jake DeBrusk and the Boston Bruins, the goal that was scored on Columbus Blue Jackets No. 1 Sergei Bobrovsky early on in the first period in their Tuesday night matchup on NBCSN might have been the most unexpected they’ve seen.
For Bob, it was just a rotten piece of luck.
David Krejci slid a puck into the slot where DeBrusk was waiting. A Blue Jackets defender was able to interrupt the shot and the puck was deflected into the air where it dropped onto the top of Bobrovsky’s net, bounced back into the air, back down off Bob’s back and into the back of the net.
So many things have to converge together perfectly for a goal like this to be scored.
Bobrovsky was the NHL’s first start of the week over the past seven days and has three shutouts in his past five starts. Sometimes it takes a goal like that to beat a goalie as hot as Bob has been lately.
The Blue Jackets can clinch a playoff spot tonight with a win and some help.
UPDATE: Lightning appears to have struck twice tonight.
Winnipeg Jets goalie Eric Comrie was also a victim of a puck that jumped high into the air, bounced off his back and landed in the back of the net. Might wanna buy that lottery ticket.