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Sioux Falls Stampede goalie Mikhail Berdin executes the greatest goalie celebration of all-time after scoring a goal of his own.
The Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League defeated the Muskegon Lumberjacks 7-4 on Saturday night. The final score was not the story of the night though as a first-time event in the history of Stampede hockey occurred at 16:36 of the third period.
Goalie Mikhail Berdin, 19 years-old, scored an empty-net goal for the Stampede. Berdin made 32 saves in the game to earn his sixth win of the season. It was the first time in the history of the Sioux Falls Stampede that a goalie has scored a goal and since goalies aren’t known for scoring goals, he made sure his celebration would be something no one would forget for a long time.
After Berdin hit the open net with a shot from behind his goal line, his teammates mobbed him as if they have won the championship. He then did his best impersonation of Theo Fleury doing his one knee fist pumps, then he high fived the entire Stampede bench. To finish off the celebration he did a dance as he neared his net. It was a classic celebration.
Mikhail Berdin is a prospect of the Winnipeg Jets. He was drafted by the Jets in the 2016 NHL Entry draft in the sixth round.
I am sure Berdin will remember the goal and celebration more than the game result in the years to come. Who knows though, maybe one day in the future he will get an opportunity to score again, this time for the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. He better work on that dance move before he attempts that again on Hockey Night in Canada.