The Norfolk Admirals are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Admirals finished the regular season with an AHL-record 28-game winning streak, and they've continued rolling through the playoffs to reach the Calder Cup finals against the Toronto Marlies.
Norfolk won the first two games at home before heading to Toronto for tonight's Game 3. It was a tight defensive struggle that went into overtime scoreless, and it might have gone on indefinitely until the Admirals got what I guarantee is the flukiest game-winning goal you will ever see in hockey.
Video after the jump.
Boom. Game over. Mike Kostka's dump-in from center ice hit one of the metal supports holding up the glass and kicked out at a 90-degree angle towards the ice. It skittered along the goal line and through the crease, and bounced into the net off the far post while Marlies goalie Ben Scrivens waited behind the net for a puck that never came to him. The Admirals won 1-0 and now lead the series three games to none.
You hear the phrase "team of destiny" a lot, probably too much in fact. But when this happens... THIS is a team of destiny.