We've seen goalies get credited with goals on delayed penalties before, but never quite like this. Barys goaltender Vitali Yeremeyev “scored” a game-tying goal against Sibir in the KHL Saturday, without really having to do much.
On a delayed penalty for Barys, Sibir defenseman Igor Ozhiganov wound up and took a heavy shot from the point. He missed badly, sending the puck off the back boards, bouncing all the way out of the zone. Then something crazy happened. As the puck was rolling away from the zone, it wound up on its edge. It just kept rolling and was headed well wide of the Sibir net before taking a hard left and sneaking just inside the right post.
Also in the video, a nice little cameo by former NHL forward Nik Antropov who was the Barys player closest to the puck as it crossed the goal line.
Barys won the game 3-2.
It's one of the strangest things you'll ever see. Yeremeyev's goal was certainly a lot stranger than Martin Broduer's on a delayed penalty last season against the Hurricanes. Hockey can be really weird sometimes, this year seems especially weird.