The focus of the Providence Bruins’ second goal of the night against Portland on Jan. 20 fell upon the manner in which the puck hit the back of the net.
That’s understandable, since the man who scored it, right wing Kris Versteeg, eluded a pokecheck from Pirates goalie Mike Wall before getting off the bid from between his skates.
But Versteeg pondered something else that hardly anyone noticed. How did the puck get on his stick in the first place? He was barely open, and to the naked eye there was no play to be made by tossing the biscuit his way.