The Arizona Coyotes have been playing their best hockey of the season lately -- but that doesn't mean they won't take a break or two if they get one.
Well, during Thursday night's game vs. the Carolina Hurricanes, they received a big one from the opposing goaltender.
With the Coyotes trailing the Hurricanes 2-0 in the first period, Carolina goalie Cam Ward came out of the net to play a puck, which ended up getting lodged into his skate blade. A few seconds later, an unwitting Ward stuck his skate, as well as the puck, into the net -- and after further review, the Coyotes had their first goal of the game.
Thanks for the assist, Cam. 🙃 pic.twitter.com/nFttgpaZed
— Arizona Coyotes (@ArizonaCoyotes) March 22, 2018
The puck gets stuck in Cam Ward's right skate, and his skate goes over the line for a good goal for the Arizona Coyotes. Wow. Never seen that happen before... pic.twitter.com/kfcTiwhLPJ
— Brett Finger (@brettfinger) March 22, 2018
Credit to the goal went to Alex Goligoski, the last Coyotes player to touch the puck before it found the net.
Sadly, the goal from Ward -- er, Goligoski -- wasn't enough, as the Coyotes fell to the Hurricanes 6-5.