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Halifax Mooseheads’ Nathan MacKinnon gets kicked off his feet, yet still scores a big goal (VIDEO)

Neate Sager
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Nathan MacKinnon is NHL Central Scouting's No. 2-ranked North American draft prospect (Richard Wolowicz, Getty …

So Nathan MacKinnon's latest wait, what? goal went in off a defenceman's skate. It's still wondrous that even got his shot away in the first place.

The Halifax Mooseheads remained top dog in the QMJHL thanks to Wednesday's come-from-behind 5-4 shootout win over the Rimouski Océanic, who are second in the league. It was a 19-man effort, to be sure, but MacKinnon showed some sticktoitiveness and then some on the tying goal midway through the third period. MacKinnon had the puck in the slot and was upended when either Océanic defenceman Ryan MacKinnon (no relation) stuck his left foot in the 17-year-old's path or their feet happened to tangle. Nathan MacKinnon still got a shot away with some strength behind it, which deflected off the Océanic's Nicolas Hébert and into the net.

What was that? A fadeaway bank shot? That would totally fit, since MacKinnon is an avid basketball fan (which is probably a Halifax thing). The goal was his first point in four career regular-season games against Rimouski, who is hoping to pose a roadblock on Halifax's path to the President's Cup. For a sweet spot in time, MacKinnon was able to get the job done even when being hauled down illegally.

And Jonathan Drouin did some stuff, too.

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet. Please address any questions, comments or concerns to btnblog@yahoo.ca (video: Halifax Mooseheads).

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