It took a couple seconds longer than a usual shootout tally but, hey, it still counts.
Adam Laishram scored the second of four shootout goals for the Belleville Bulls in their 3-2 win over the North Bay Battalion on Thursday.
North Bay goalie Jake Smith made a blocker save on Laishram’s shot but didn’t stick around afterward. Thinking he made the save, Smith started skating towards the bench. But the puck eventually landed about a foot outside the crease and promptly bounced over the goal line.
The on-ice call was that the attempt was a non-goal but, after a review, the ruling was reversed.
If the original call stood, the Battalion would have won the game since they were ahead 2-1 in the shootout. Instead, the goal extended the shootout, which North Bay would eventually lose.
As Yahoo! Sports points out, this is the first time Laishram has been used in an OHL shootout.
Belleville captain Jake Marchment summed things up pretty well on Twitter following the game:
I’d rather be lucky than good anyday, big shootout win for the boys. @EhLaish97 you’re a sniper!
— Jake Marchment (@JMarch11) October 31, 2014
(Thanks to Buzzing the Net for bringing this story to our attention.)