Roussel’s trick shot could be the strangest goal scored this season

Alright, rules aficionados. Explain this one.

Antoine Roussel scored one of the more bizarre goals you'll see Saturday night in Game 2, flipping a puck over the net and onto the back Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk as he angled his skate at a loose puck deep in the offensive zone.

Miraculously, Dubnyk was able to pin the puck between his back and the crossbar before appearing to back the net off its moorings to earn a whistle. As such, it was originally called no goal. But upon further review, the NHL's Situation Room deemed the puck crossed the goal line in a "legal fashion" before the flexible pegs were pulled out from underneath.

However, it doesn't appear as though the NHL considered Roussel's initial contact, which in the eyes of some - presumably Wild coach John Torchetti - could have been considered a kicking motion.

The local footy team seemed to think so, too.

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Jamie Benn poses for photo after drawing penalty

Even in the midst of a playoff game, Jamie Benn is able to have a little fun.

The Dallas Stars captain stopped to pose for a photo after drawing a tripping call on Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter late in the first period of Game 2.

The photo atop this post is the one taken Saturday night.

- With h/t to SB Nation

(Courtesy: FOX Sports Southwest)

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Backstrom tees up Ovechkin with threaded feed through Oshie’s legs

The captain's on the board, and the NHL's best regular-season team is feeling it.

Watch one of the NHL's premier setup men, Nicklas Backstrom, nutmeg T.J. Oshie in order to find Alex Ovechkin's launch point on the power play, giving the Washington Capitals a two-goal lead.

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Steve Mason allows goal on 100-foot deflection by Jason Chimera

This is not the goaltending you need when facing the NHL's best team.

Steve Mason let in one of the worst goals in recent memory, and Washington Capitals forward Jason Chimera was credited with the marker after his neutral-zone deflection of a Karl Alzner clearing attempt beat the Philadelphia Flyers goalie five-hole.

That goal came just moments after Mason made an incredible pad save to rob John Carlson from what would've been his second goal of the game. The 27-year-old netminder was slow to get up after dropping into the splits to make the stop, but he did remain in the game.

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Huge AHL brawl erupts between Devils, Islanders affiliates

The rivalry between the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders clearly extends to the AHL.

Tempers flared between the Albany Devils and Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, as the affiliates engaged in a massive brawl late in the second period.

When the dust settled, the clubs had more than 200 combined penalty minutes, while multiple players and coaches were ejected.

(Courtesy: AHL)

The melee left the benches a little thin.

Saturday's game was Albany's regular-season finale, meaning any potential suspensions would begin in the playoffs, while Bridgeport still has one game remaining - on Sunday afternoon - before their postseason begins.

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Tyler Seguin in Game 2 lineup for Stars

Tyler Seguin is fit to return to the Dallas Stars lineup for Game 2 on Saturday versus the Minnesota Wild.

The proficient top-line scorer has been out since suffering a 15 percent cut of his Achilles in a March 17 game versus the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Seguin - who totaled 33 goals and averaged better than a point per game - appears likely to ease back into the lineup for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He did not skate with a normal forward line at Dallas' morning session, or work out of the top unit in warmup.

Mattias Janmark will sit to facilitate his return.

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