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Martin Hanzal scores game-winning goal ... for the other team

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Mike Smith bears the brunt of another freaky goal against.

Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal was the clutch player in overtime, just for the Colorado Avalanche.

The Coyotes blew a 3-0 first-period lead to the Avalanche and found themselves in overtime trying to not lose in horrendous fashion. That's when Daniel Briere tried to fire a pass to a cutting Zach Redmond, only to have Hanzal swing his stick around and bat the puck past Mike Smith to give Colorado a 4-3 win. Have another look:

You couldn't hit a backhand one-timer any more perfect than that if you wanted to. While it was a freaky goal for Smith to give up, it's not even the weirdest one he's given up this week.

(GIFs courtesy: @myregularface)