When you're on a roll, these kinds of things tend to go your way.
But should this goal have counted? You be the judge.
A bizarre sequence occurred in the third period of the Coyotes' game vs. the visiting Detroit Red Wings in Glendale on Saturday night. While on an offensive attack and holding on to a 2-1 lead, Coyotes center Vinnie Hinostroza had a shot blocked by Red Wings winger Tyler Bertuzzi.
But whoever is in charge of the Coyotes' goal celebrations apparently thought Hinostroza had scored. The goal horn sounded and a spotlight shone on the Red Wings' net.
Three seconds later, Hinostroza scored for real, to the protest of Red Wings players who thought the play was dead. After a lengthy review, officials rule that the goal would stand, and the Coyotes took a 3-1 lead. They would go on to win the game by that score.
The win gives the Coyotes six straight victories -- their first six-game winning streak since 2012 -- as they contend for one of the last playoff spots in the Western Conference. The Yotes have 17 regular-season games to play, with their next matchup coming against the Anaheim Ducks in Glendale on Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased here.