Ducks prospect Dostal scores goalie goal in AHL game

We have another goalie goal.

Anaheim Ducks prospect Lukas Dostal scored into an empty net with 19 seconds left in the third period for San Diego in a 5-2 win against Colorado in the American Hockey League on Thursday.

In addition to becoming the first goalie in the history of the Ducks organization to score a goal, the AHL player of the week made 50 saves for the win.

Tweet from @SDGullsAHL: GOALIE GOAL. GOALIE GOAL. GOALIE GOAL.LUKAS DOSTAL JUST DID THAT!#LetsGoGulls | #SDvsCOL pic.twitter.com/CReeZfI8df

Dostal, selected by Anaheim in the third round (No. 85) of the 2018 NHL Draft, said he saw an opportunity and went for it.

“I think [the puck] hit the glass and, just in order it was quite slow, so I saw all the guys like on the red line so I just thought like, ‘Yeah let’s try it, let’s stop the puck,'” Dostal said. “Then I took a took a look and the guys were like on the blue line so I was like, ‘If it’s not going to go to the goal, it’s going to end up somewhere in the neutral zone,’ but luckily I got under the puck and it just, I just shot it over, so it was a fun moment.”

Dotsal said he tried to score a goal playing for Ilves in Finland’s Liga but missed by about 10-15 centimeters.

“It was like really, really close,” Dostal said. “It was at the end of the game, we won 1-0, so it was like a cool moment, but I was a little bit sad because it was really close then, but now it went through.”

The 21-year-old played three NHL games with the Ducks this season and got his first NHL win making 33 saves in a 4-3 shootout win against the Detroit Red Wings on Jan. 9.

According to the AHLDostal is the 17th goalie to achieve the impressive feat, with the last goal occurring Dec. 17, 2021, by Rockford’s Collin Delia, a Chicago Blackhawks prospect.

The last NHL goalie goal was scored by Pekka Rinne on the Nashville Predators on Jan. 9, 2020, against the Chicago Blackhawks in a 5-2 win. Former New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur holds the NHL record with three: April 17, 1997, against the Montreal Canadiens; Feb. 15, 2000, against the Philadelphia Flyers; and March 21, 2013, against the Carolina Hurricanes.

New York Rangers goalie Igor Shesterkin barely missed scoring a goal against the Ottawa Senators on Feb. 20.

Tweet from @SDGullsAHL: “Let’s try it.” Lukas Dostal walks us through his thought process prior to scoring his incredible goal. pic.twitter.com/XRrmXOfUNL

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