There have been some incredible plays during the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs, but this one may be the oddest.
Near the midway point of the second period of Game 5 of the Western Conference First Round, Winnipeg Jets forward Kevin Hayes inadvertently robbed himself of a goal.
Hayes redirected a pass from Mathieu Perreault just past Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, who got just enough of of the biscuit to slow its momentum toward the net.
As the puck was sliding toward the goal line, Hayes was checked by Blues defenseman Colton Parayko. As Hayes was falling to the ice, he tried to poke the puck in, but his stick actually brushed the puck out of the net before it could cross the goal line.
With Binnington sprawled out during the chaos, Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester beat Jets forward Jack Roslovic to the rebound.
The Blues won Game 5, 3-2.