Originally written on Tonight's Healthy Scratches  |  Last updated 2/9/12

No, this isn't an early April Fool's Day joke. Scott Gomez actually scored a goal.

In a real game.

Against a real team (kind of).

With a living, breathing goaltender in the net.

In a move that kind of comes full-circle--Gomez' last goal came against the New York Rangers on Feb. 5, 2011--Gomez finally buried one into the back of the net midway through the third period, giving the Canadiens a 3-0 lead over the Islanders.

Don't believe me? Take a look for yourself:

EDITOR'S NOTE: The French version is so much better than the English.

SECOND EDITOR'S NOTE: That was the first and last time that the aforementioned statement will ever be uttered again on this blog.

The only thing that would have made this momentous occasion even more grand, would have been if Gomez had scored in front of his hometown fans, rather than the Nassau Coliseum, where there may have been less fans in the stands than Gomez has goals in the past calendar year. I know, I know, that was both a stretch and a low-blow. But really, somebody check the turnstiles.

The $7 million goal would turn out to be the game-winner, as the Islanders battled back, only to lose by a 4-2 final.

Oh, and I don't care if Max Pacioretty scored the other three goals and had 10 shots on goal; how does the three-star selector guy not give Gomez the No. 1 star?! IT'S BEEN A FREAKING YEAR MAN! MAKE AN EXCEPTION!

I guess it's time to start up the office pool: When will Scott Gomez score his second goal?

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