Thanks to @STLBlueshistory for reminding us about Michel Plasse today.
From Goaltending Legends:
“We were ahead 2-1,” recalls Plasse, a native of Montreal. “And we got a penalty. Oklahoma City pulled out its goalie and put on an extra forward. They were really putting it to us, believe me.”
Michel had had enough and decided to solve the problem himself.
“They threw the puck into our end from center, and when it came right to me, I skated out a bit – maybe ten feet – and flipped it down the ice. It went up over the Oklahoma City players and straight into the enemy net – not slow, either, but quick. It was a hell of a shot!”
So the question begs – did he intend to do that?
“No! I was just trying to clear the puck out of there!”
Habs World “Remembering Michel Plasse“
Hockey Hall of Fame article on Michel Pierre Plasse.
The Strangest One of All article on Michel Plasse.