What goes around, comes back around ... even on the ice -- 'cause a former NY Islanders draft pick was rewarded with a goal by the hockey gods after he corrected some refs on a bad call.
Here's the deal ... Anatoly Golyshev -- an Isles' 2016 4th-round pick -- was playing in a KHL game in Russia on Monday when his opponent was called for a tripping penalty.
The refs thought the dude swept Golyshev's legs out from under him ... and were about to reward Golyshev's Avtomobilist squad with a 5-on-3 power play.
After felling down in 5-on-4 PP, Avto's forward Anatoly Golyshev told the refs, he stepped on the puck and there should be no penalty and 5-on-3 PP. 40 seconds later he scores a goal. Hockey karma. pic.twitter.com/SwoRV2E4zr— KHL (@khl_eng) September 29, 2020
After felling down in 5-on-4 PP, Avto's forward Anatoly Golyshev told the refs, he stepped on the puck and there should be no penalty and 5-on-3 PP. 40 seconds later he scores a goal. Hockey karma. pic.twitter.com/SwoRV2E4zr
But, Golyshev quickly skated toward the refs and told them he had tripped over the puck -- NOT his opponent -- which negated the penalty call.
Obviously, it's a bold move by Golyshev ... the 2-man advantage would've almost guaranteed his team a goal -- a huge deal in a 3-2 game.
Turns out, though, karma worked in Golyshev's favor ... 'cause just seconds after his display of honesty -- he scored a goal!!!
And, even though his team ultimately lost 6-4, he added an assist later in the game too!!!
Sportsmanship, man ... pass it on!
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