Found February 09, 2014 on Diehardsport:
Matt Duchene hadn’t scored a goal in 21 games prior to Saturday night’s contest against the Islanders. That all changed halfway through the second period, though, when the Canadian Olympian went bar down from almost below the goal line on Evgeni Nabokov who didn’t even know that the puck went in. The goal was career #100 for Duchene. [] The post Matt Duchene scores the snipe of the century on Evgeni Nabokov appeared first on Diehardsport.

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