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Hronek's 195-foot shot never touches ice en route to empty-net goal

Red Wings defenseman's attempt goes high and far before going in

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / Staff Writer

Hronek scores on empty net

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Filip Hronek flips the puck into the empty net from behind his own goal line, giving the Red Wings a 5-2 lead late in the 3rd period

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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Filip Hronek took a shot from way downtown and... swish?

Near the end of a 5-2 win against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday, Hronek found himself facing an empty net.

The problem? He was about 195 feet away.

Well, in the hands of a lesser marksman, that would be a problem.

Hronek shot a rocket the full length of the ice. It was arched so perfectly, it hit the back of the net before it ever touched the ice.

Like we said, swish.

"When you've got a two-goal lead you can shoot when you get the chance, so I didn't mind him taking one from there," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "I've never seen anyone put one in from that spot in the air before. I wasn't even sure it was going to stay in the building, so we were very happy to see it go in."

Hronek should keep his phone nearby in case he gets a call from the Detroit Pistons.

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