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Laws of physics do not apply as AHL player scores from center ice

Texas defenseman Hanley gets bounce to end all bounces

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

In an American Hockey League game on Wednesday, Texas Stars defenseman Joel Hanley attempted nothing more than a routine dump-in from center ice.

What he got was a goal.

In one of the more bizarre plays ever caught on video, Hanley scored from the red line into a vacated net and you can't even blame the goaltender.

Hanley attempted to fire one into the zone but the puck banked off the boards and, as Manitoba Moose goalie Eric Comrie left the crease to play it, the biscuit bounced straight back in front of the net, then somehow took a hard left turn, then found the basket.

Tweet from @TexasStars: In case you were wondering what puck luck looks like... 😳🚨 (assisted by stanchion) pic.twitter.com/crJzugG0m8

Watch it. Watch it a lot. Then try to explain how the puck went in.

It's tough not to feel bad for Comrie. He made the right play, but the laws of physics did not apply in this case.

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