Drew Miller scored his 50th career goal against the Washington Capitals on Friday night and while a players 50th goal is not a milestone, it was no ordinary goal.
It started eerily similar to a goal he scored earlier in the season against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but this time he was not able to chip the puck over the goaltender and into the net.
Instead, when Michal Neuvirth came out of his net to poke check the puck he reached the puck before Drew Miller could reach it and looked as if the play was over, but instead of being cleared the puck bounced off of Miller’s chest and onto his stick in the corner.
Miller then passed the puck to Patrick Eaves, but the Capitals had gotten back and stick-checked him and the puck went wide. After the puck bounced off the boards behind the net it landed on Luke Glendening‘s stick and he had a chance to score his first NHL goal, but Neuvirth got back in time to get a piece of the puck to keep it out of the net.
But Drew Miller, who started this whole crazy series of events was waiting for the puck when it landed to in the crease to finish off the play.
Congratulations to Drew Miller for scoring his 50th career NHL goal!