Finnish goalie scores goal, play-by-play man goes nuts (Video)
Goalie goals are always fun. Announcers who wildly call goals are also incredibly fun. On Saturday, the Finnish second-tier Mestis league playoff game between TUTO and KooKoo — amazing team names, eh? — provided us with both.
As TUTO held a 2-0 lead in the third period, KooKoo pulled their goaltender to try and get back into the game. KooKoo won the center ice face-off and their defenseman dumped the puck in. Minnesota Wild goalie prospect Kaapo Kahkonen corralled it behind his net and saw he had all the time in the world.
That’s when the play-by-play man realized what was about to happen:
Now, goalie goals are pretty rare, and we usually see a wilder celebration than what Kahkonen and his teammates did; but the call of the goal was definitely on the level of Reto Berra’s celebration when he scored one himself in the AHL in January.
TUTO would hold on for a 3-0 win and now lead the series three games to one.
"Clean Sheet and a goal, so it wasn't that bad," Kahkonen joked afterward.
The goal wasn't a first for Kahkonen. He actually scored one in junior, but as he revealed postgame, there is no video, so we'll just take his word for it.
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