(HockeyStL) -- Shootouts are not a strong suit for Blues forward Patrik Berglund. That could be an understatement when looking at the 0-for-9 mark he has posted in his career.
Although it doesn’t technically count as a “shootout attempt,” Berglund was given the same situation thanks to a tripping penalty called as he was on a breakaway barreling towards Predators goalie Pekka Rinne. It was him and the goalie -- just like a shootout.
Berglund went forehand-backhand-forehand and flipped the puck over the right pad of Rinne to give the Blues a two-goal lead at the time. It was his second successful penalty shot in three attempts.
Oddly enough, his last penalty shot goal came one year to the day against the Penguins in a 3-2 shootout loss.
“I can’t really believe it, but I guess that’s the only day I can score on a shootout so hopefully it comes up more often,” Berglund said. “I haven’t really been successful in this area of this game so it was obviously nice to score one.”
Berglund said his only thought was to go at the net with a lot speed. It worked.