BLOG: Gordon talks about his crazy goal
Boyd Gordon scored the craziest goal you'll ever see on Sunday in Chicago. After dumping the puck down the ice, he went to the bench and watched as the Blackhawks pulled their goaltender for an extra attacker while on the power play and then proceeded to have Patrick Kane fire it the length of the ice and into his own open net.
"I still don't really know anything about it," said Gordon. "I was sitting on the bench for a minute and then the puck went in. I didn't even heard it announced and someone told me that they gave me credit for it."
Because Gordon was on the bench, he did not get a "plus" for the goal even though he did score it. The last time an NHL player scored a goal but didn't get a "plus" was on November 14, 2003 in a game between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning. Vincent Lecavalier dumped the puck in and went for a change. Sergei Gonchar retrieved the puck and tried to clear it out but instead banked it off the skate of his goaltender Olaf Kolzig and in.