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  • Charlie Coyle scores sick breakaway goal from behind the net (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy52 mins ago

    Watching Minnesota Wild forward Charlie Coyle’s goal from Tuesday night vs. the Edmonton Oilers in real time, you’re left awestruck. 

    The Oilers defenders were on him. Goalie Viktor Fasth came out to the top of the crease to challenge him. Coyle looked like he ran out of real estate before sliding into the boards. And yet … it was a goal, the game-winner in the Wild’s 2-1 victory over the Oilers.

    How’d he pull that one off? Logic would dictate that he banked it off Fasth as the goalie scrambled back to his crease. But no – Coyle actually tucked the puck in from behind the goal line after beating three Edmonton defenders on a breakaway. That’s nuts.

    Although Coyle said after the game that the goalie’s aggressive reaction surprised him, Fasth played the challenge correctly – not his fault that he followed the backhand deke to its logical conclusion.

    There may have been just a slight miscommunication with the defenders as Andrew Ference came blazing in on the backcheck, but they mostly had this played correctly. And Coyle barely got the puck around the near post before running out of time.

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