Shane Doan's fourth-round shootout goal on Saturday night was enough to help lead the Arizona Coyotes to a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks, and the goal probably didn't go entirely as planned for Doan.
Not that he or the Coyotes are going to care given how how difficult wins have been to come by this season. Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen, on the other hand, is probably a bit frustrated because he did end up stopping something.
It just wasn't the puck.
Doan's stick blade broke off just as he fired his shot on goal, sending the blade flying directly at the Ducks' goalie. It bounced off of Andersen and deflected into the air, just as the puck slowly rolled across the goal line for the go-ahead goal.
There is really nothing a goalie can do about that. His instinct is to make a move on the object flying directly at him, and that seems to be what Andersen did. Nothing you can do to prepare for that to happen or react in time. Tough break. Nothing more, nothing less.