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Jakub Kindl scores a nice backhand goal on his own goalie

On the day that the Detroit Red Wings were celebrating Gordie Howe’s 85th birthday, the Wings came out completely flat against the Chicago Blackhawks.  They were down 2-0 when this disastrous play happened.  Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl got the puck in front of his own net and was trying to make a play to get the puck away from the net when he got stick-checked by Blackhawks forward Jimmy Hayes.

The goal was credited to Dave Bolland, and as much as I would like to think the stick check was the reason this happened, Kindl has to be stronger on his stick.  I mean, he buried that puck right under the bar and a little tap on the stick shouldn’t make this happen.  You’ve got to love the body language from Jimmy Howard after Kindl put that puck past him, just a total look of shock.

I wonder if Kindl said something like this when he got back to the bench.

[SB Nation]

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