Reto Berra (NHL Video)
Colorado Avalanche goalie Reto Berra scored in the AHL, then celebrated in style.
Colorado Avalanche/Lake Erie Monster goalie Reto Berra joined the likes of Martin Brodeur, Ron Hextall and Mike Smith on Friday by scoring a goal as a netminder in a professional hockey game.
Berra put the finishing touch on a 5-1 win by his Lake Erie Monsters over the Chicago Wolves by lofting the puck down the ice into an empty net.
The feat alone is impressive, but what's more impressive is that it was no close call or technicality. Berra made a save on Chicago and immediately blasted the puck down the ice to hit dead center on the opposing net.
The 28-year-old Swiss goalie then skated along the handshake line at the bench to celebrate the goal. One of the Chicago players gives him a bump afterward, and he throws arms out in a "What?" gesture.
Come on, dude. The goalie just scored. Let him have it.
Berra is the 11th goalie to score in AHL history.
The Avalanche backup started for Lake Erie on a conditioning stint from the Avalanche.