Mathieu Perreault scored a goal for the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night, which isn't too noteworthy in itself. How he scored the goal, however, is definitely noteworthy. Perreault was in front of the crease and deflected a puck into the net with his face. More specifically, he used his tongue.
Now, imagine this for a moment. What do you come up with? I imagined Perreault sliding down the ice with his tongue out in a scene more likely to be found in a cartoon than on the ice in the NHL.
Sadly, this was not the case.
It looks like it simply hit him in the face -- a painful experience, to be sure -- but Perreault was much more specific after the game.
"My tongue was out, so it bounced off my tongue and in the net," Perreault said. "These things happen when you go to the net. Not the way you want to get goals, but he hit me in the face and it went in."
So there you go. A tongue goal. See something new every day.
H/T Puck Daddy