The Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Thursday night at the United Center, and capped off the road victory with a very rare play: A GOALIE GOAL.

Trailing 4-2, Chicago had an empty net with an extra attacker on the ice in the final 30 seconds, and when a Blackhawks offensive series failed, Pekka Rinne took advantage of a special opportunity (though it took an accurate length-of-the-ice shot). Rinne sent the puck 185 feet for the first goalie goal since 2013.

That’s a dream come true for the 37-year-old goaltender.

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