BREAKING NEWS! Connor McDavid is human. He is capable of making a mistake.
Friday night in Edmonton, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin enters the offensive zone and takes a slap shot on Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot. The puck hits Talbot and dribbles off the netminder towards the open net.
McDavid makes the initial kick-save…
… but the puck goes right into the leg pad of Talbot as he’s turning around. It ricochets quickly and just nearly misses McDavid’s skate before heading into the net.
The goal is credited as unassisted to Malkin for his 32nd of the year.
You can put The Chosen One in Edmonton, but sometimes you can’t wash the Oil off The Chosen One.
As the great philosopher Harry Dunne once said:
Game are beginning to wind down as we near the All-Star Weekend so we look to the AHL for some entertainment.
After regulation and overtime the Toronto Marlies and the Rochester Americans remained tied at 1-1.
In the first three rounds of the shootout, all six skaters could not convert. Rochester’s Daniel Muzito-Bagenda scored first in the fourth round and Kerby Rychel answered. Two more rounds and four more skaters did not score.
In the seventh round, Vaclav Karabacek was denied by Marlies goaltender Garrett Sparks.
Toronto’s Colin Smith could win it if he could beat Linus Ullmark. And technically, he did …
Courtesy of @PrescottRossi:
Dings off the cross bar, doinks off the back of Ullmark’s head, and into the net. There was nothing Ullmark could do.
The Marlies win, 2-1.