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Sabres' David Legwand Scores Goal from Deep in Own Zone vs. Blue Jackets

via @BuffaloSabres
Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistFebruary 20, 2016

Trying to kill some time on a Columbus Blue Jackets power play, Buffalo Sabres center David Legwand decided to just clear the puck and make the opposition reset.

Crazily, he wound up putting the puck on net and scoring from deep in his own zone.

Late in the first period, Legwand fired the puck the length of the ice, a "shot" that Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo should have had no problem handling. Instead, the puck skipped past the netminder for a goal.

The 35-year-old Legwand has scored 228 goals in his career but none quite this unbelievable—although he has scored from beyond center ice before.

This goal, which gave Buffalo a 2-0 lead, summed up the game. The Sabres had their way with the Blue Jackets en route to a 4-0 victory.

Columbus fans may recall this isn't the first dubious goal Korpisalo has allowed this season. Last month, the Montreal Canadiens' P.K. Subban scored from just inside center ice against the Blue Jackets. As Friday night's game showed, the goalie apparently didn't learn his lesson.  

[Buffalo Sabres]

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