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Watch Victor Hedman score ridiculous bank-shot goal for Lightning (Video)

Sean Leahy
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Usually it's the home teams that know the boards. That's a big part of home-ice advantage in hockey. On Friday night, Victor Hedman went against that and used the PNC Arena boards to his advantage against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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Midway through the second period of a scoreless game, Nate Thompson's wraparound attempt came out to Hedman at the point. The Sweden defenseman then took a slap shot purposely angled wide of the net which banked off the back boards, off Hurricanes netminder Justin Peters and into the goal.

Said Hedman afterward, via the Tampa Tribune: “That’s not the result you are looking for when you do that, but we’ll take it. That was a big goal for us, and I think it gave us a spark.’’

Seriously, you've got to call that next time, Victor.

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