Bad break: Coyotes’ Raanta gives up tough luck goal after losing skate blade (Video)


Well this is just an unfortunate break for Arizona Coyotes goalie Antti Raanta.

With his team already trailing the Montreal Canadiens 1-0, Shea Weber put them in an even deeper hole when he blasted a one-timer from the blue line just 24 seconds into the second period to beat a sprawling Raanta that was seen desperately trying to get back in position to make a save.

And why was he sprawling and so far out of position?

That is actually pretty easy to explain: earlier in the sequence he lost a skate blade when he hit the goal post and was unable to get himself back in the crease in time to make the save because he couldn’t skate.

You can see on the replay angles how helpless he was in that situation (through no fault of his own) and just how far out of the net he ended up. There is just nothing anyone can do about that, and a stunned Weber (you can clearly see him saying “what happened” after scoring) was the one fortunate enough to capitalize.

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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