Edmonton Oilers’ Zach Hyman Uses His Face To Score Goal In 6-3 Playoff Win Over Los Angeles Kings

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Such a brutal sport, such a beautiful sport. Hockey is brutaful.

The Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings squared off in Game 5 of their Western Conference 1st Round playoff series Tuesday night, with the Oilers getting the 6-3 win. And one of their goals came in such bizarre fashion.

Edmonton left winger Zach Hyman — who scored the overtime game-winning goal for the Oilers in Game 4 — was in front of the Kings’ net when his teammate Evan Bouchard hit a slap shot that would blast him right in the face. However, the hit also came along with some profit, as the puck went right into the net and scored a goal for Edmonton (and counted for Hyman).

Hyman was obviously in some pain, but stayed in the game, which is just so, so hockey.

How can you not love hockey?

Now I won’t lie, my interest has been depleted a little bit with both of the Sunshine State’s teams (Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning) being on the brink of elimination, which I totally wasn’t expecting whatsoever. (RELATED: Trae Young Hits Incredible Last-Second Shot To Save Atlanta Hawks’ Season)

Well, with the Panthers series, I wasn’t expecting them to win the series over the Boston Bruins, but I was expecting them to put up a better performance. With the Lightning, however, I was expecting them to at least get back to the Eastern Conference Finals, but nope, doesn’t look like that will be happening.

But hey … at least I have my Miami Heat in the NBA, who are putting in absolute work right now.