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DeBrusk scores wild Bruins goal off pad of Panthers goalie

Somehow puck comes to complete stop on leg, Boston forward takes advantage

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

DeBrusk jams home a puck

FLA@BOS, Gm1: DeBrusk pokes a loose puck home

R1, Gm1: Jake DeBrusk sees the puck on the goalies pad and jams it off and over the goal line, giving the Bruins a 3-1 lead in the 2nd period

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Always expect the unexpected in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Like what, exactly?

Well, expect a puck previously moving at blinding speeds to somehow come to a complete stop on someone's leg. And expect one player to notice and dive for it and knock it into the net for a goal.

That was the exact situation for Boston Bruins forward Jake DeBrusk in the second period of Game 1 in the Eastern Conference First Round against the Florida Panthers.

A scrum involving somwhere from four to seven players on both teams led to the puck impossibly resting on the top side of Panthers goale Alex Lyon's right pad leg.

The only player to notice - and perhaps only person to notice in the entire arena - was DeBrusk, who dove forward and made perfect contact with the puck, tapping it in like it was a one foot putt on a golf course.

DeBrusk's first goal of the 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs certainly was a very unique one.

And to think, it's only the first night of the postseason.

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