Hudler Scores the Anti-Goal

Published on 11-Feb-2017 by Alan Adamsson

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Hudler Scores the Anti-Goal

Talk about hockey's version of Murphy's Law!

Chris Kelly's fifth goal of the NHL season may not be his proudest moment.

All he did was touch the puck and skate away.

As a matter of fact, his presence didn't even register in the highlight.

That was the Dallas Stars' Jiri Hudler at center ice, casually flicking a no-look pass back to his defenders, who had no idea it was coming.

For those not totally familiar with the niceties of the game, the ref had just rung up a penalty on Ottawa, so there was no need for a goalie; the next time a Senator touched the puck, the play would be blown dead.

Here's a real expert to describe the experience:

So, the only way Ottawa could score in that situation would be for a Star to net an own goal.

Symbolic of how this season's gone for Dallas, that was a factor in the 3-2 Senators victory.

You're probably thinking, That's pucked up! 

Well, it is, and to commemorate the occasion, The Daily Player's new store -- Fanorama -- would like to offer Hudler the closest thing they have to a biscuit on a cap:

baseball cap

Some would call it a gift at $13.92. Maybe not as cool as the one Hudler gave Kelly, but at least he could wear it proudly.

So could you.