After not scoring in his first 31 career NHL games dating back to last season Tampa Bay Lightning defensemen Mark Barberio finally broke through with two goals against the Carolina Panthers on January 19th and. He joined Steven Stamkos (October 30, 2008 versus Buffalo) as the only players in franchise history to record their first two NHL goals on the same night.
Last night he scored his third career goal on a shot that hit a Avalanche defender and turned into a knucklepuck shot. Barberio himself commented after the game that those type of goals would not have gone in for him earlier in the season.
Barberio’s Funky Knucklepuck Goal:
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