Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 11/5/14

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 10: Keith Yandle #3 of the Phoenix Coyotes skates off the ice after being high sticked during the NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena on October 10, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Blue Jackets defeated the Coyotes 2-0. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
A mundane, otherwise-disappointing loss to the Wild on Thursday still provided one of the strangest and most memorable goals of the Coyotes' season to date (and maybe ever). With just under five minutes left in the game and the Coyotes trailing 4-1, defenseman Keith Yandle brought the puck over the blue line near the boards and dumped it in off the glass. As the puck got to the corner, it deflected off the stanchion, ricocheted toward the side of the net, took one bounce, hit the back of the knee of Wild goalie Nicklas Backstrom and deflected into the net. There are weird bounces and there are, well, whatever this was: And for a better view, go to 0:29 of the game recap: Video: Recap: Coyotes can't handle Wild, fall 4-3 Those sorts of ricochets occasionally result in goals when the goalie bails early to try to play the puck behind the net, but with the goalie still in the crease and against the post? Not so much. If not for a terrible first 55 minutes, that goal might have ...
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