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Video: Plekanec beats O’Connor from bad angle

Matt O’Connor’s NHL career got off to a rough start.

The 23-year-old kicked aside 13 of 15 shots in the first period of Sunday’s game against Montreal, but it’s the first goal he allowed to Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec that will have people talking.

As you can tell from the video above, O’Connor didn’t look like he was expecting Plekanec to shoot from that angle...but he did!

Less than nine minutes later, Plekanec snuck behind Ottawa’s defense and put another one past the rookie.