VIDEO: Reilly Smith shoots through three sets of legs for great goal

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With the way Carey Price had been playing, it was going to take a special shot to beat him. That’s basically what Reilly Smith used to cut the Bruins’ 2-0 deficit in half in the third period.

After an errant pass made it all the way to the boards, Smith had to collect it. With Canadiens defenseman Andrei Markov in pursuit, Smith fired a quick shot towards the net. It went through Markov’s legs, then through Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron’s legs and just missed Alexei Emelin's leg as well before finally soaring over Carey Price who probably never saw it coming.

Here's a closer look at this angle via @PeteBlackburn:

Considering the angle from where Smith shot, the number of bodies he had to get it through and the way it entered the net, this is just a remarkable goal.

The Bruins had been stymied by Price all night to that point. They also were having trouble hitting the net when they did have some open looks. Smith’s opportunity wasn’t close to as good as some of the chances the Bruins had earlier in the game. That was a heck of a shot.

CBS Sports Writer

Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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