Kovacevic: The shot heard way out of orbit


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Sidney Crosby is mobbed by teammates after his overtime goal Monday night. -- DKPS

The puck had sprung off Sidney Crosby's blade with all the unpredictability anyone should have expected, given the sensational situation at hand.

There was the lifelong superstar gunning for his first Stanley Cup playoff overtime goal, not to mention his first goal of any kind in nine games.

There were the opponent's top two performers, one in front of the other, as obstacles.

And there, a nanosecond prior, came the pinpoint pass from the player who never passes.

All of which resulted in this psycho shot that has to be seen ... and seen ... and seen to be believed, if only for the orbital path it took.

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Ever seen an object bend like that without involving Beckham or a black hole?

No, seriously, was Gerrit Cole in the house again?

Regardless, it bent right into the books next to this result: Penguins 3, Lightning 2

And it might have a reverberating effect, even beyond tying this Eastern Conference final.

"It was an amazing feeling for all of us, just because it's Sid," Justin Schultz was gushing through that gap-toothed grin as he glanced over toward the captain's stall. "We all follow him. He's such a great leader. For him to be the one to score the goal, it was awesome."

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