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."
Briere was skating through the Nashville zone without the puck when he was hit from the blindside by Predators forward Eric Nystrom at 2:53 of the second period.
"I looked at the replay to see what happened," Nystrom said. "We were both looking, looking, looking [at the puck], and the next thing I know we just turned right into each other. I hate when that stuff happens, especially when somebody gets hurt, but I wasn't even looking at him or trying to run into him. We just collided."
New York Rangers forward Benoit Pouliot hit Salvador and sent him flying backward into the corner boards to the left of New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider with 26.4 seconds to play. Salvador's back and the back of his head hit the boards. He tried several times to get up on his own but couldn't and needed help to get to the dressing room.
Hall was called for slashing after he was hit hard by Senators defenseman Eric Gryba at 11:04 of the period. He came out of the penalty box and stayed on the ice briefly before going to the dressing room with 6:42 left in the period.
The Canadian Press reported that Hall left following the game with his knee in a brace but without using use of crutches.
Visnovsky collected a puck behind the Islanders' net during the first period and took a hit from Hurricanes forward Radek Dvorak. Visnovsky was favoring his left shoulder after the hit; he headed to the dressing room and did not join the Islanders on the ice for the start of the second period. The team announced via its Twitter account that Visnovsky had suffered a concussion and would not return