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Video: John Scott scores his first goal in four years

Dec 27, 2013, 8:35 PM EDT

Buffalo Sabres forward John Scott is a towering man with a very specific skill set. Scoring goals isn’t a part of it.

Yet he did just that tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 31-year-old launched a high shot that beat goaltender Jonathan Bernier midway through the first period.

The Sabres’ bench went crazy for what was Scott’s second goal and sixth point in 200 NHL games:

That was his first goal in more than four years and it has to hurt especially badly for the Maple Leafs. Both because the team has been struggling lately and because Scott has been a thorn in the Maple Leafs’ side.

He picked a fight with Leafs star forward Phil Kessel during the preseason and referred to captain Dion Phaneuf as “Princess Phaneuf,” although he later “kinda” regretted those remarks.

  1. blackhawks2010 - Dec 27, 2013 at 8:49 PM

    Good lord, Thunderstruck going for Gordie Howe hat trick…

  2. btlpper68 - Dec 27, 2013 at 8:50 PM

    Eat it Milbury haha! The sniper Scott race for the rocket Richard has begun! Better add him to my fantasy team thougt I saw pigs flying on the way home

  3. terrier92 - Dec 27, 2013 at 10:04 PM

    I like John Scott

  4. rushledger - Dec 28, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    Rocket race is on.

  5. 19to77 - Dec 28, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    “Rebound control? Why bother? It’s just their fourth li-”
    – Jonathan Bernier

  6. hockeyflow33 - Dec 28, 2013 at 3:26 AM

    The Leafs should be applauded for letting the special kid score a goal.

  7. dan46778 - Dec 28, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    I think he’ll is freezing over

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