The KHL's Gagarin Cup playoffs got under way this week with one of the matchups seeing Nikolai Zherdev's Atlant take on Niclas Bergfors' Severstal.
Early in the third period of Thursday's Game 2, Atlant defenseman (and 2005 Atlanta Thrashers draft pick) Andrei Zubarev fired a one-timer wildly away from the net and off the end boards, but little did anyone in the arena know that he quietly called "bank":
As is protocol with these types of events, that goofy goal stood as the game winner with Atlant taking a 2-0 series lead after a 3-1 victory
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- Atlanta Thrashers
- Nikolai Zherdev
- Andrei Zubarev
- Niclas Bergfors