SOON. (Photo credit: Christian Petersen)
File under news you wish you didn’t know, former Washington Capitals grinder/enforcer/paralyzer Matt Hendricks scored his first goal with his new team, the Nashville Predators, last night. Let’s just say the goal was more Ovi-esque than Hendy-ish.
As Hendricks’ skated the puck into the Coyotes’ zone, he decided – aw, what the hell - and went on a 1-on-2 like his boy Alexander Ovechkin used to do. Instead of getting fancy with the puck, Hendy just threw a good ol’ fashioned wristshot on the net. And he scored. Because why not.
Look at the replay. What a perfectly placed shot.
GIF by welshhockeyfan
Sadly (or fortunately if you’re the last surviving Mike Ribeiro fan reading this site), the Coyotes won the game in a five-round shootout. Nashville deserved the loss since not one of their five shootout attempts came from Hendricks.
Hendricks hasn’t had a single opportunity to shoot so far this season, and Nashville hasn’t scored once in the skills competition. Coincidence? I think not. Then again, yeah probably. Still, Barry Trotz should be reading RMNB. Then he’d be on the up-and-up on these kinds of things.
Either way, we’re happy for Hendy. Keep those goals coming (unless playing Washington).
P.S. – Here are Hendy’s two fights so far from this season.