NHL Playoffs Video: Watch the Vancouver Canucks Score a Wild Game Winning Goal
Watch The Vancouver Canucks Score A Wild Game Winning Goal and Head to the Stanley Cup Finals
It was one of the hardest fought battles during regulation and it saw the teams draw even just as regulation came to an end.
After going an entire overtime without any offensive break troughs, both teams went into the second overtime utterly exhausted.
When you see these pro athletes dogging it the way they were, you knew it was going to take an ugly goal to win this Game 5.
The goal that won the game was just that ugly.
Vancouver Canucks defender Kevin Bieksa was holding his position on the blue line, when the puck careened off the glass at an awkward angle.
Most players on the ice at the time, from both teams, didn’t see the puck and it eventually found its way to Bieksa’s stick.
With the puck up on its edge and the goalie not looking at Bieksa, he loaded up and took the best shot on net he could.
Bieksa told the Vancouver Suns:
I just tried to put it on net. That's the first thought. When it went in, I just yelled out 'let's go to the Cup.' It's a good feeling. It's an ugly goal, but definitely one we'll take. Obviously it feels unbelievable. To go to the Stanley Cup finals is a dream come true.
It was truly a wild goal that could never have been drawn up or planned.
When a game goes that distance, each team is just hoping for a bounce to go their way and in this case, it went Vancouver’s way.
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