This can’t happen.
Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason was having a very solid game — even if he didn’t see much rubber in the first period. He made some key saves and helped keep the Flyers in the game. They were pushing hard, putting 19 shots on net in the first. That’s more than they accumulated in all of Game 1.
Then Steve Mason allowed a 100-foot goal. It was shot from the far end of the ice and was deflected at center ice by Jason Chimera.
It’s one of the worst postseason goals in recent memory.
However, Mason did make an impressive save just before that, which you get a brief glimpse of in the video (and you can get a better look at in the tweet below). So… there’s that.
Give the ridiculous goal a look below.
— #StanleyCup Playoffs (@NHL) April 17, 2016
Dustin Nelson is the News Editor for The Hockey Writers. He’s a contributor to Hockey Prospectus, Hockey Wilderness, and writes a column for Rotowire. He’s also written for Gone Puck Wild, Wild Xtra, InDigest, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Tiny Mix Tapes, Prefix Magazine & other publications. Have a tip? Email him at dlukenelson[at]gmail[dot]com.