David Savard scores the most bizarre goal of the year

Talk about a friendly bounce!



Sometimes, you're the beneficiary of a lucky bounce. And for Montreal Canadiens defenseman David Savard, truer words have never been spoken.

Savard and the Canadiens were able to halt the red-hot Nashville Predators and their winning streak, which ended at eight games. But it was during the 2nd period that Savard went viral for scoring perhaps the most bizarre goal of the season. Late in the 2nd period, he dumped the puck into Nashville's zone from the center ice line in a routine play. 

However, the puck deflected off a stanchion on the glass and careened into the open net, as goaltender Juuse Saros had vacated the cage to play the puck he was expecting to come his way. 

The goal tied the score for the Canadiens, who would eventually emerge victorious by a 4-3 score in overtime. 

"I don't know exactly how that's physically possible," Nashville's Filip Forsberg said after the game. "For it go straight out and straight in to the net like that."

"It happens in hockey," Predators coach Andrew Brunette said. "You see all kinds of weird goals in hockey. It's all about how you respond."

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