Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The goal

Vesa Toskala just let in a flutter puck from the opposition goal line at the other end of the rink, a goal from 185 feet away that's going to make the highlight reels for years to come.

I'll get a YouTube up as soon as it's available; this one has to be seen to be believed.



Islanders stay-at-home defenceman Rob Davison gets his first goal of the season, and only the third of his career, on the penalty kill. It just might also be a record for the longest goal ever scored in an NHL game.
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24 Comments:

At 7:41 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous cynical joe said...

But, but, the Maple Leafs still have a shot at the playoffs..right?

 
At 7:45 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Pinder said...

Let the Fire Ron Wilson countdown and San Jose collapse officially begin. Just ask Cloutier about a Lidstrom shot.

 
At 7:55 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Bethany said...

Pinder...you are aware Vesa is a Leafer now...right?

 
At 7:59 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous Karina said...

Heh, thanks Vesa. At least one Leaf believes we should tank it and get Stamkos.

 
At 8:00 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Pinder said...

LOL, oh yeah! I'm guess I'm too eager for the SJ collapse. Oh well, at least if it's against the Leafs, which makes everything alright.

 
At 8:01 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Mogen_david said...

Two ex-sharks...

 
At 8:15 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous baroque said...

At least Lidstrom has scored quite a few goals. And he was closer to Cloutier at the time.

Wow.

 
At 8:56 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Robster said...

MSG just said Ray Bourque scored one from behind the red line on Darren Puppa. Ouch.

 
At 9:47 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Down Goes Brown said...

I blame Ponikarovsky. He got his stick on it -- tough to blame the goalie on a deflection, right?

Poni, either get down and block the shot or get out of the way!

 
At 10:13 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous Richard Pollock said...

Give the Leafs credit for actually coming back to win the game. That may be the worst goal I've ever seen.

 
At 10:29 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger saskhab said...

MSG just said Ray Bourque scored one from behind the red line on Darren Puppa. Ouch.
Red line or goal line? Either way, if it was at Boston Garden, it was only as far away as the offside faceoff circle anyways.

 
At 10:43 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous ken said...

Yeah, Ray Bourque did score one from a similar spot, but I can't remember against who. It's on one of the Don Cherry Rock 'Em Sock 'Em videos.

 
At 10:46 PM, March 18, 2008, Anonymous ken said...

Al MacInnis scored on a wrist shot against Felix Potvin, but that was from around the red line.

 
At 10:46 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger Robster said...

At least us Leafs fans can laugh about this. Can you imagine that this freak goal stood between Toskala and a shutout?

 
At 11:24 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger McLea said...

He got a tough hop.

 
At 11:38 PM, March 18, 2008, Blogger J. Michael Neal said...

E-6 Unearned goal.

 
At 11:00 AM, March 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looked at first like the Leafs were serious about getting a shot at Stamkos, but the Islanders proved they want a lottery pick even more.

 
At 11:17 AM, March 19, 2008, Anonymous PJ said...

Thank goodness for the clip, so that we can bring this to the masses. Otherwise only the 70 people who were in the arena at the time would have been lucky enough to see this.

 
At 12:23 PM, March 19, 2008, Blogger bradley said...

What about Majesky's goal on Sebastien Caron back in 05-06? Very similar (although Majesky shot it from the boards, so the angle was even odder), although maybe not quite as far away. That was the first thing that came to mind though when I saw this highlight.

 
At 1:09 PM, March 19, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

Yeah, Ray Bourque did score one from a similar spot, but I can't remember against who. It's on one of the Don Cherry Rock 'Em Sock 'Em videos.

I remember it being against the Whalers at the Gahden, and Peter Sidorkiewicz was in net, say...1989ish? I got it from the same video as you did.

 
At 1:20 PM, March 19, 2008, Blogger Doogie said...

Confirmed. Not quite as far as Davison's, but otherwise similar. H/T: PPP via Wyshynski

 
At 1:54 PM, March 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Safe to say the longest unassisted SHG in NHL history?

 
At 2:26 PM, March 19, 2008, Anonymous ken said...

Confirmed. Not quite as far as Davison's, but otherwise similar. H/T: PPP via Wyshynski

Good sleuthing! That is indeed the one I was thinking of. It was almost enough to wake up the play-by-play guy.

 
At 6:06 PM, March 19, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On Oct.18 1980 in a game between Washington and Chicago the Caps were on the PP. Washington's Paul Mulvey had the puck behind Chicago's net, he tried to pass it to somebody in front , but the puck went past everydody, down the length the rink, and right as it approached the Washington goal over 180 feet away took a weird bounce and skipped past Mike Palmateer and into the net.

 

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