Byfuglien takes losing first goal of season in stride

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (right) celebrates with goalie Ondrej Pavelec after the...

Winnipeg Jets defenceman Dustin Byfuglien (right) celebrates with goalie Ondrej Pavelec after the game against the Nashville Predators at MTS Centre. (Bruce Fedyck/USA TODAY Sports)

TED WYMAN, QMI Agency

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Eric Tangradi was pretty certain he had scored his first goal of the season, but had to wait a couple of periods before finding out for sure.

Then he had to deal with Dustin Byfuglien, who was originally credited with the goal and who celebrated by ripping the imaginary monkey off his back and throwing it into the crowd.

For most of the game, it was believed Byfuglien had scored his first goal of the season on his 57th shot on goal, but it turns out it was actually Tangradi who shed the proverbial monkey by tipping the puck in front of Nashville Predators goalie Carter Hutton.

"After the game we were in (the dressing room) and they looked at it and they did see the tip so we were all joking, telling Buff to put the monkey back on his back, so it was kinda funny," Tangradi said Saturday after the Jets practiced in preparation for Sunday's game against the San Jose Sharks.

 


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