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Goal of the night: enforcer Jody Shelley dekes and scores

Jody Shelley, Niklas Backstrom

Philadelphia Flyers winger Jody Shelley (45) closes in to score against Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom (32), of Finland, during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in St. Paul, Minn. The Flyers won 6-1. (AP Photo/Paul Battaglia)


We’ll admit it openly here. We love it when a guy who’s better known for throwing his fists scores a goal, it provides the kind of goofy smile reserved for when you get a random compliment or you see a basket filled with puppies. These sorts of things happen so rarely that you have to take a moment and enjoy it. In last night’s Flyers-Wild game, Flyers tough guy Jody Shelley was our bringer of a basket of puppies.

With the Flyers already up 5-1 in the third period, Blair Betts forced a turnover as Eric Nystrom tried to escape the zone. Betts’ pokecheck went right to Darroll Powe who found a wide open Jody Shelley who then stickhandled and deked Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom out of position to score the final goal of the game in the Flyers’ 6-1 win. Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, here’s all the proof you need.
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