Sioux Falls Goalie Scores an Unlikely Empty-Netter, Celebrates Accordingly (VIDEO)

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In NHL history, only seven goals have been scored by goalies on direct shots. That’s about one every decade-and-a-half or so, folks. Even though Mikhail Bardin isn’t in the NFL, the Sioux Falls Stampede goalie made the most of a very rare occasion by pulling out all the stops in his goal celebration.

By way of context, the other team, the Muskegon Lumberjacks, had pulled their goalie down 6-4 in the third when the 19-year-old goalie sent the puck long to seal the game and carve out a small spot in hockey history.

Here’s how he partied in reaction:

I think even the stodgiest traditionalists will get on board with this response. I mean, he’s really celebrating for goalies everywhere, ya know?

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