Two ‘Long Distance’ Goals
‘Long distance’ goals are quite rare in any level of hockey, but the Canucks have already scored two of them this season.
The first was by Dan Hamhuis on Edmonton Oilers goaltender Devan Dubnyk. He leaned into a slapshot at the blueline and it was slightly deflected by Oilers defenceman Jeff Petry en route to the goal. The shot dipped and went under the blocker of Dubnyk.
The second was scored by Alexander Edler on Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Edler faked a dump-in just pass the red line, but instead fired a slapshot at Fleury. The shot hit Fleury on the chest, bounced over his head, and into the net.