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Wings’ Helm goes head over heels for short-handed goal

- November 29th, 2013


Darren Helm

Darren Helm and his dislodged stick after the goal.
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With 39 career goals to his name, Darren Helm is rarely the primary focus.

Friday, he was, after flipping over New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin en route to a short-handed goal.

Helm, a Detroit Red Wings grinder, potted his second of two in his team’s 5-0 beatdown of the Isles by out-hustling opposing defenceman Andrew MacDonald.

The pair raced from centre to a loose puck, eventually meeting Poulin in the slot to cause a three-man collision with 3:11 left in the second period.

None of the players involved were hurt, despite Poulin unintentionally hipchecking MacDonald onto his back.

Helm’s multi-goal game boosted his season total to seven. He also has two assists in 13 games.

Decent numbers, indeed. More importantly, though, the dude can score-while-flipping with the best of ‘em.

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