Unless you’re one of the 13 people that watched Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Coyotes and the Los Angeles Kings, you missed this little diddy.
Instead of dumping the puck into the Kings’ zone, Coyotes defenseman Derek Morris decided to let one rip at the net. Kings goalie Jonathan Quick wasn’t (say it with me) quick enough. You can’t really tell if Quick, who is quickly becoming one of the best American goalies, saw it off the stick, but the reaction time wasn’t where it needed to be. The goal tied the game at 1-1.
The thing I’m wondering is how Derek Morris is still young enough to play hockey. It was a good 20 years ago when he was sinking Mr. Belding in a dunk tank and scheduling a fishing trip with his son Zack.