Video: AHL shootout winner goes in off the back of the goalie’s head

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.

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.

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