The Vancouver Canucks have reached their third Stanley Cup Finals in franchise history, and they did so on one of the flukiest goals you will see. First off, the Canucks scored with 16 seconds left to tie the game at 2 and send it to overtime. Then in the second overtime, Kevin Bieksa scored the winning goal on one of the strangest plays you’ll see. Check out this video of Kevin Bieksa’s goal that sent Vancouver to the Cup:
Think about this from San Jose’s side for a second — this team is a perennial disappointment in the playoffs, and they not only blew a 2-1 lead with 16 seconds left, but they also lost on a goal where nobody on their defense saw the puck. I’d say that’s the most lackluster big goal I’ve seen, but last year’s Stanley Cup winner by Patrick Kane can compare. The only difference is the puck didn’t take any funny bounces there like it did here. There isn’t much to say about this hidden puck goal except that the Canucks seemed to have had a greater force on their side. Oh yeah, and Sharks fans, man do I feel your pain. No fan should have to endure such an awful gut punch.