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Video: B’s Kelly notches first successful penalty shot of season

Oct 3, 2013, 8:10 PM EDT

On the third night of the 2013-14 campaign, the NHL saw its first successful penalty shot.

Midway through the opening frame of the Boston-Tampa Bay game at TD Garden, B’s forward Chris Kelly broke free of Bolts’ defenseman Mark Barberio — a late addition to the lineup for the injured Sami Salo — and was hooked, earning himself his first career penalty shot.

Pretty sweet dangle here. Anders Lindback was soundly beaten…

The goal was Boston’s first successful penalty shot since Brad Marchand scored on one in March of 2013.

Kelly’s tally stood as the lone marker of the first period, as Boston went into the dressing room up 1-0.

Editor’s note: Worded the original headline and lead rather poorly — this, obviously, was the first successful penalty shot of the season. Both Detroit’s Cory Emmerton and Philadelphia’s Wayne Simmonds missed their chances.

  1. bensawesomeness - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Attention people who are payed to know this : There was a penalty shot in the nationally-televised Detroit-Buffalo game yesterday.

    • Mike Halford - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM

      My bad, that was worded rather poorly. It was the first successful conversion of the season (Emmerton missed).

      Also, it’s paid. Not payed.

      • bensawesomeness - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

        Well played.

    • phipfwe76 - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:32 PM

      There was also one in the Leafs-Flyers game.

    • drewzducks - Oct 3, 2013 at 9:26 PM

      Well plaid…

      • supercoop8 - Oct 4, 2013 at 9:59 AM


  2. titansbro - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    Lol nice

  3. jacketsfan7 - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:28 PM

    I think he meant first SUCCESSFUL penalty shot but he didn’t say it right

  4. 8man - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:43 PM

    A patient and elegant goal.

  5. thehabsnation - Oct 3, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    that’s a penalty shot…wow

  6. chicagobtech - Oct 3, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    What does Hossa’s goal go in the books as?

  7. amityvillefun - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Head fake with the simultaneous leg kick to sell the fake shot and burn the goalie…nice move Kelly.

  8. peterjohnjoseph - Oct 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    That was the first time the first goal of the season for any team was scored shorthanded, on a penalty shot in the history of the NHL per Alliance Sports Bureau and Jack Edwards relay of said fact.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Oct 4, 2013 at 3:48 AM

      Interesting fact. I think it’s Elias Sports Bureau.

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