Mike Smith makes diving goal-line stop in overtime against Blackhawks (Video)

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AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast
AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

The Arizona Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 after a shootout Monday night, but the game almost didn’t make it to the skills competition, thanks to the acrobatics of Mike Smith. 

With under 20 seconds left in overtime, Andrew Shaw’s shot trickled over Smith and danced on the goal line before being rescued and cleared away:

It was close. This close.

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After a review, the call on the ice, no goal, was upheld as the entire puck did not clearly cross the goal line. 

"I didn't know," Smith said afterward. "I knew it was real close. It was the biggest scramble of the season, for sure, by me. I couldn't believe the puck ... the spin it had on there. But it was kind of desperation and I knew it was going to be real close. I just tried to get my glove, stick, everything I could to get there."

Antoine Vermette’s goal in the third round of the shootout would help earn the Coyotes the extra point.

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