• My Scores
  • NFL
  • MLB
  • NBA
  • NHL
  • Golf

WATCH: Matt Duchene blows by everyone for empty-net goal

By Chris Peters | Hockey Writer

More NHL: Scores | Standings | League Leaders | Odds | Injuries | Power Rankings

Empty-net goals so often are not fun. There's no challenge, nothing really noteworthy about them unless someone hilariously misses. That's not true for what Matt Duchene did Thursday night with the net empty in Boston, however.

With the Avalanche leading the hometown Bruins 1-0 late in the third period, Duchene made a nice defensive play to stick the puck away from David Krejci and out of the zone. Then he turned on the jets, blowing past Patrice Bergeron, collecting the loose puck and shooting it in from a tough angle, all while being hooked by Bergeron.

It doesn't always take a remarkable shot or nasty-looking deke to make a great goal. Sometimes seeing an individual effort like this is just as great. It looks like Duchene was shot out of a cannon after he makes that first step. There's a reason this GIF is blowing up Reddit right now.

What a remarkable play by Duchene on what is usually an unremarkable situation.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
Conversation powered by Livefyre

nhl Video

October 8, 2015
Rangers defeat Blackhawks 3-2 (2:28)
October 7, 2015
The NHL season gets underway tonight
October 6, 2015
NHL Awards Predictions: Big year for Ovi?
October 5, 2015
Raffi Torres suspended 41 games for illegal hit


Most Popular

CBSSports Shop

Men's Nike Scarlet Ohio State Buckeyes No. 15 Limited Football Jersey

College Sideline Gear
Get your favorite school
Shop Now

Picks and Projections
Get the latest picks and projections sent directly to your inbox!
Thank you for subscribing!
Be on the lookout for the latest picks, lines, projections and analysis in your inbox.