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Watch: Coyotes’ Yandle scores off the glass and in

Mar 1, 2013, 2:46 AM EDT

If Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle was excited about his bank shot off the glass past Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom Thursday, he did a good job containing himself.

When the season ends or when it comes contract time, that one might feel like he went top corner with a slap shot. Or, maybe not.

Yandle scored late in the third period of Thursday’s game on a lazy dump-in from just outside the Wild blue line. The puck bounced off the glass, towards the Minnesota net, then off of Backstrom’s padding and in.

The lucky bounce got Phoenix to within two goals, however the Wild hung on for the 4-3 win.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 1, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Oops. Now, if Gretzky had done it, I’d think he maybe was actually trying to do that.

    • tyler4richardson - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:06 AM

      He was probably thinking about that old Gretzky quote before the puck even left his stick. “You miss 100% of the shots you never take.” Keith planned that goal.

      • tatdue - Mar 1, 2013 at 8:00 AM

        Both of you guys above are absolutely stoned if you really think that was planned!!!

      • tyler4richardson - Mar 1, 2013 at 12:43 PM

        @tatdue Hahahahaha. You must be even more stoned to think I was serious.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 1, 2013 at 4:32 PM

        tat, hello in there! Semi-sarcasm, built on recollections of 99 scoring on insane shots he took actually trying to score, such as from behind the net flicking it up and over and off the goalie’s back and in. And while the puck was falling from the linesman’s hand on a face-off. And others.

  2. danglesnipecelly24 - Mar 1, 2013 at 9:24 AM

    All I know is Rupp crushed Biznasty in the fight last night.

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