The Los Angeles Kings were down 3-1 in the third period to the Edmonton Oilers and needed a goal to spark a comeback. Drew Doughty broke the puck out on the powerplay but ran out of real estate in the neutral zone. That’s when he wound up and put one on net and surprisingly snuck one past Oilers goalie Richard Bachman.
The Edmonton Oilers would go on to add an empty netter to win 4-2 and Bachman was in good spirits after the game.
“Giving up that second goal was pretty awesome,” he said, after making 25 saves in the Edmonton Oilers’ stunning 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings. “I was just trying to get on the top 10 list, and I’m pretty sure that will make it.”
Bachman said he saw Doughty rip the puck from center ice and tried to deflect it with his stick.
“The new pads, when they changed it, opened up the five-hole just a little bit. Two-inch puck, into a one-inch hole,” he said.
“But we won the game so I can laugh about it.”