Best goal that you wish had been called by Doc Emrick: Tyler Ennis’ majestic no-look backhand goal against Montreal
Buffalo forward Tyler Ennis scored the best goal of 2014, and probably broke at least two of Newton’s three laws of motion, in a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on November 28. Early in the first period, Ennis brought the puck into the offensive zone, skated past defenseman Alexei Emelin, hurdled goaltender Carey Price in the crease, found the puck again and flipped a no-look backhander past Price and into the net.
It looks even better than it sounds:
Buffalo announcer Rick Jeanneret, the longest tenured play-by-play man in NHL history, did a great job with the call, but one can only be left wondering what it would’ve been like if Doc Emrick was calling the game. Then again, this might’ve been the goal that finally caused him to have a stroke and/or heart attack in the booth.
The Sabres may currently have the third-worst record in the league, but at least they’ll have this goal to carry them through a brutal winter of near-certain futility.