Disaster strikes the Avalanche just seconds into the second period. After beginning the period on the penalty play, a fluky turnover floated right to Jiri Hudler as he left the penalty box. He skated down the ice and was stuffed initially by Budaj, only to shoot the puck from behind the net. The puck bounced off the side of Budaj’s skate and skyward into the undefended net.
This unfortunate goal has given Detroit a commanding 2-0 lead in the game early into the second period.