Top 5 Avalanche Defensemen Moments from 2014-15

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Brad Stuart Accidentally Scores on Corey Crawford

Colorado Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart made a simple little play that resulted in a flukey goal. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

While we’re on the subject of defensemen scoring goals, remember that time Brad Stuart accidentally scored on Corey Crawford?

All season long the mantra for the Colorado Avalanche was to put pucks on net. Brad Stuart is a veteran. He knows throwing the puck toward the goal is good practice. After all, you never know what might happen.

In this case, what happened was a player who would go on to backstop his team to a third Stanley Cup would fumble the puck. To be fair, the puck took a funny bounce just before it reached Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford.

However, the goal occurred because Stuart dumped the puck into the zone right toward the net:

My favorite part about this goal is that Brad Stuart has already turned away. He’s going off for a line change — he really wasn’t trying to score a goal!

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