Life can be tough sometimes. Linus Ullmark, the goaltender for the Rochester Americans, had himself one heck of a game and had to find out that idiom the hard way. The Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies played themselves a tight AHL affair. The game ended up going to the shootout.
Colin Smith looked to be denied on his attempt, but the hockey gods were looking down in his favor.
Colin Smith’s shootout attempt hits the crossbar, then bounces off the back of Linus Ullmark’s head to win it for Toronto. That’s a new one. pic.twitter.com/kFFKT7RMAi
— Prescott Rossi (@PrescottRossi) January 26, 2017
Poor Ullmark. He plays this as good as anyone can and he still ends up getting burned. The best part is Smith looking like he meant to do that.
The post is supposed to be the goalie’s friend and this couldn’t have been further from the truth for Ullmark.