Saturday’s game between the Anaheim Ducks and the Tampa Bay Lightning was a hard-fought, low-scoring affair. Both goaltenders – Anaheim’s Jonas Hiller and Tampa’s Ben Bishop – played outstanding. Neither had given up a goal in over 64 minutes of play — the teams were scoreless in overtime with the clock winding down.
That’s when Ryan Getzlaf’s shot trickled over the line with just 5.2 seconds left.
Getzlaf celebrated with a double fist pump. Corey Perry celebrated by checking referee Ian Walsh.
Walsh was skating in to signal the goal as Perry came around the net. Both went down. To his credit, Walsh – still laying on the ice – continued to signal for the goal.
Perry was credited with one hit in the game. Sadly, his solid body check on Walsh didn’t make the scoresheet.