Mike Smith of the Phoenix Coyotes scored the 14th goal credited to an NHL goaltender when he shot the puck into the net an instant before the final horn of his team's 5-2 victory against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.
Smith shot the puck down the ice and it crossed the goal line with :00.1 remaining on the clock. He made 31 saves as the Coyotes rallied from trailing 2-0.
"Obviously I’m thrilled with the way we played," he said. "It's just a bonus to be able to score a goal.
"Everything has to work right and the clock has to slow down at the right time of the game to let it trickle in over the line."
Smith is the 11th goaltender to be credited with a goal in the regular season or Stanley Cup Playoffs. Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils is tops with three; Ron Hextall had two while playing with the Philadelphia Flyers.
|GOALS BY NHL GOALTENDERS|
|Billy Smith, NYI||Nov. 28, 1979 at Colorado||NYI 4 @ COL 7||WATCH|
|Ron Hextall, PHI||Dec. 8, 1987 vs Boston||BOS 2 @ PHI 5||WATCH|
|Chris Osgood, DET||Mar. 6, 1996 at Hartford||DET 4 @ HFD 2||WATCH|
|Damian Rhodes, OTT||Jan. 2, 1999 vs New Jersey||NJ 0 @ OTT 6|
|Martin Brodeur, NJD||Feb. 15, 2000 vs Philadelphia||PHI 2 @ NJ 4|
|Jose Theodore, MTL||Jan. 2, 2001 at NY Islanders||MTL 3 @ NYI 0|
|Evgeni Nabokov, SJS||Mar. 10, 2002 at Vancouver||SJ 7 @ VAN 4 (PPG)|
|Mika Noronen, BUF||Feb. 14, 2004 at Toronto||BUF 6 @ TOR 4|
|Chris Mason, NSH||Apr. 15, 2006 vs Phoenix||PHO 1 @ NSH 5||WATCH|
|Cam Ward, CAR||Dec. 26, 2011 vs New Jersey||NJ 2 @ CAR 4||WATCH|
|Martin Brodeur, NJD||Mar. 21, 2013 at Carolina||NJD 4 @ CAR 1 (PPG)||WATCH|
|Mike Smith, PHX||Oct. 19, 2013 vs Detroit||DET 2 @ PHX 5||WATCH|
|Ron Hextall, Phi.||Apr. 11, 1989 at Washington||PHI 8 @ WAS 5||WATCH|
|Martin Brodeur, N.J.||Apr. 17, 1997 vs Montreal||MTL 2 @ NJ 5|