Niklas Kronwall Scored One of the Most Unlikely Goals Ever to Send Game to OT
It might be one of the more unlikely goals ever, and it’s one that certainly should not have counted.
With 30 seconds left in a tight game between the Red Wings and Kings, Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall uncorked a shot that seemed to disappear into thin air before finally emerging at the back of L.A.’s net. It was only upon closer review that it was revealed that the puck flew up several feet over the boards into the protective nets before ricocheting and then bouncing off of the back of Jonathan Quick and then landing neatly in the goal.
It was clear the goal should not of counted, but the play was not reviewable.
Wow. Puck deflects high in the air, well above the glass, off the netting, off Quick and in. All officials missed it. Not reviewable. 2-2.
— Jon Rosen (@lakingsinsider) January 19, 2014
The Red Wings would go on to win the game in a shootout, but even Kronwall would admit after the contest that his goal should not have counted.
Niklas Kronwall: "my goal shouldn't have counted." #RedWings
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 19, 2014