Hockey: a goalkeeper scores a goal!

Hockey: A goalkeeper scores a goal!


Boston Bruins goaltender Linus Ullmark had quite the feat on Saturday, scoring his first career goal in the Boston Bruins' 3-1 victory over the Canucks in Vancouver.  

The Swedish keeper, tipped as a candidate for the Vézina Trophy, added to his record by scoring in an empty net. At the same time, he sealed the outcome of the meeting.

This is the first goal scored by a goaltender in the National Hockey League since Pekka Rinne's goal on January 9, 2020.

The achievement is another highlight in the Bruins' incredible season, who savored a sixth consecutive victory.

In this seemingly unequal duel, the visitors were muzzled during the first 17 minutes of play. Defender Hampus Lindholm put an end to the suspense by touching the target on the power play.

Only 2 min 17 sec. later, Brad Marchand, who else, doubled the Boston lead.

In addition, the Nova Scotian found himself at the heart of a very comical sequence at the end of the second period. Maneuvering with the disc in enemy territory, he was accidentally checked by… official Wes McCauley.

Brock Boeser was the only player to deceive the vigilance of Ullmark, author of 26 parades, in the meeting. He jumped on a loose puck in the third period to cut the deficit in half.

Ducks saved by Gibson

At the PNC Arena, the goaltender John Gibson stopped 51 pucks in the Anaheim Ducks' 3-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

In doing so, the American became only the second goalie since 1956 to stop more 50 shots in three games in the same month. In a losing cause, he had repelled 51 and 53 attempts against the Florida Panthers and the Pittsburgh Penguins, respectively.

Despite their four massive attack situations, the powerful “Canes” were limited to two goals in today's duel.

Jesperi Kotkaniemi scored one of them. The former Habs center has nine points in his last 11 games.

Jesper Fast has also broken through Gibson's armor.

John Klingberg, Jakob Silfverberg and Troy Terry have demystified Frederik Andersen. The Danish goalkeeper appeared much less than his vis-à-vis, yielding three times in 15 attempts