Hockey periods are 20 minutes long. It's a fact every NHL fan knows.
One problem for Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek. He stopped playing after 19 minutes and 56 seconds of the second period of Game 5 against the Bruins Wednesday night - and Patrice Bergeron made him pay for it.
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With the game tied at 1-1, Bergeron recovered a rebound to Mrazek's right, behind the goal line. Seeing Mrazek standing up with the clock winding down, Bergeron threw it at Mrazek from a crazy angle, lighting the lamp with just 3.5 seconds left in the period and giving the B's a 2-1 lead.
Reaction to the unbelievable goal was swift on social media, and while some praised Bergeron's heady play, others were quick to call out Mrazek's lack of effort with the clock running down.
Here's some of the best Twitter reaction to Bergeron's goal:
Pretty messed up Bergeron would violate the unwritten rule of hockey that you don't shoot on a goalie with less than 5 seconds left in a period.— dAD-Rock (@TheReal_AD) August 19, 2020
That's it, I don't care, I'm naming my firstborn Patrice Bergeron! I don't even care that he's 12, he'll adapt. #Bruins— The Hassman 🇨🇦 (@TheHassman44) August 19, 2020
I am literally in awe of that last second Bruins goal. Pretty sure those physics were not possible, and Bergeron is magic. pic.twitter.com/dVMilYkUaY— Benjamin Ogden (@BenjyOgden) August 19, 2020
Patrice Bergeron plays hockey on his knees better than 90% of the NHL on their feet. #NHLBruins— the golden flow to top it off (@annielkozak) August 19, 2020
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Mrazek you dumbass 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. Bergeron's the best 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣— Ryan Salvaggio (@ryan_salvaggio) August 19, 2020
James Reimer after Mrazek gave up that no-angle goal through his legs pic.twitter.com/EB7TiDW9i1— Matt Kalman (@MattKalman) August 19, 2020
Peter Mrazek is just James Reimer in disguise— Nathan Strauss | BLM (@nathanpstrauss) August 19, 2020
Mrazek looks like a beer league goalie out there— Nick Scotto (@DonScotto) August 19, 2020