I was reviewing theScore’s “Goals of the Week” video that I was going to be posting later this afternoon, when I noticed something odd:

The guys in the video department had somehow put a goal in the highlight package from last season. I was kind of befuddled, like…how in the hell does that happen?

I headed over to YouTube just to confirm before I wrote the guys to let them know, and sure enough, there it was. On March 9th of 2011, Chris Stewart of the St. Louis Blues drove the Columbus Blue Jackets defense back by going wide. He wasn’t quite able to cut in, so he fired a backhand shot shelf over the shoulder of the Blue Jackets’ tender.

The goal, for those of you who don’t remember it:

Nasty. That would’ve been deserving of a Fransie.

But vait!

The jersey color…he’s on the road in the goal above. Wasn’t he rocking home darks in the clip in our highlight package?

And sure enough, on March 10th - almost exactly one year ago - of 2012, Chris Stewart of the St. Louis Blues drove the Columbus Blue Jackets defense back by going wide. He wasn’t quite able to cut in, so he fired a backhand shot shelf over the shoulder of the Blue Jackets’ tender.

Happy (one-day belated) one-year anniversary:

“Here’s Stewart – he’s good on his backhand – ….He scores! Un-believable shot!”

Hey, it’s believeable at this point - we’ve seen it before.

Crazy how identical those goals are. Crazy that they were almost exactly one year apart. Crazy that they were against the same team.

Only differences: in the first one he beats Grant Clitsome wide and scores on Mathieu Garon. In the second one he beats Brett Lebda wide and scores on Curtis Sanford.

For those of you who want to see the rest of our goals of the week in all their glory…here they are. Enjoy.

Comments (7)

  1. Minus the backhand toey, it looks spot on.

  2. thats amazing, nice catch!

  3. when mitchell’s goal was number four I knew it was going to be a good rundown

  4. stewart is offside on the first goal. lol

    • Not so. If the puck carrier has complete control of the puck, he is allowed to back into the zone like that. However, nobody else can cross the line before the puck; neither could he catch a pass with both skates offside and then take the puck in.

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