Mr. Madden @PSDRedZone | Dec 24
Every once in a while, something happens in sports that none of us have ever seen before. Whenever this happens these plays are locks to be the Replay of the Day. This is one of those days...
On Monday night, with the Buffalo Sabres and the Phoenix Coyotes in overtime, goaltender Mike Smith had a Keystone Cops moment that cost his team the game. On a scrambley play in front of the Phoenix net the puck popped up in the air and came down into the back of Smith's pants. Smith's reaction when he loses sight of the puck is the correct one...get to your net and protect the goal line. What he didn't realize is that the puck was in his butt and his butt was across the goal line. Game over.
Mike Smith is one of the top goalies in the NHL. He'll be at the Olympics representing Canada in February...he'll get over it.
Sorry Bowman...be better next time.