Sabres beat Coyotes in bizarre fashion

Updated: December 23, 2013

Buffalo, NY ( – Buffalo has had its fair share of
misfortune this season, but was on the right side of a bizarre play Monday
night as the Sabres edged the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-1, in overtime at First
Niagara Center.

Mark Psysk fired a shot from near the right circle 3:47 into the extra session
which was initially stopped by Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, but the puck bounced
straight up into the air and was batted down by a Phoenix defender and landed
in the back of Smith’s pants.

Smith, unaware of the disc wedged in his pants, turned and slid backwards into
the net carrying the puck across the goal line for the game-winner.

Tyler Ennis scored the game-tying goal 14:01 into the final session for the
Sabres, winners in three of their last four. Ryan Miller made 36 saves in the

Martin Hanzal scored the lone goal for Phoenix, which has dropped four of its
last five games. Smith made 30 saves.