Bruins Center Erik Haula Misses Puck On Penalty Shot, Scores Anyway

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — In a game of second chances, one Boston Bruins forward player does a double take to net a goal that contributed to their win over the Montreal Canadians on Sunday.

Bruins center Erik Haula initially missed the puck completely after he was given a penalty shot opportunity, but circled back to sauce in a low shot into net. Because Haula never touched the puck from its starting position, the goal was legal and counted, bringing the Bruins to a two-goal lead over the Canadians at the end of the first period.

"Honestly, I was so flustered after that happened, I didn't really know what was going on. It was so loud that I didn't know if the refs blew it or not, I just grabbed the puck and was like 'aright I guess I'll take it down.' Thank God I scored," Haula said.

Haula says he received a bit of good grief from his teammates, including Brad Marchand who made the same blunder two years ago.

The Bruins went on to win against the Canadians 5 to 3, bringing their regular season record to 49 wins, 25 losses, and five overtime losses.

WBZ's Kyle Bray (@KyleBrayWBZ) reports.

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