In Philadelphia, Ron Hextall became only the second NHL goaltender to score a goal and Peter Zezel scored twice in a four-goal third period as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Boston Bruins, 5-2.
After two power-play goals by Zezel and Brian Propp's second goal of the night, at 17:33, gave the Flyers a 4-2 lead, Hextall became the first NHL goaltender to actually put the puck into an opponent's net in scoring a goal.
With Boston goalie Rejean Lemelin on the bench in favor of an extra attacker, Hextall captured a loose puck, teed it up and shot it high in the air toward the Bruins' net. The puck came down near the Boston blue line and rolled into the vacated net, just inside the left post.
The only other goalie in NHL history to score a goal was Billy Smith of the New York Islanders, who was credited with a goal on Nov. 28, 1979, when Colorado defenseman Rob Ramage backpassed the puck into his own net with his goaltender on the bench during a delayed penalty. Smith got the goal because he was the last opposing player to touch the puck.
In other games last night, Montreal beat the New York Islanders, 3-2; Hartford stopped Quebec, 5-4 and Minnesota defeated Vancouver, 3-2.