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KHL goalie Kevin Lalande gives up most embarrassing goal of new season (VIDEO)

Greg Wyshynski
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There are certain things you expect to see while watching a Kontinental Hockey League game. Like several guys named "Alexei", or line brawls involving exiled AHL goons. But most of all, you expect to witness at least one or two terrible, deplorable fluke goals scored from center ice or the other end of the rink or by the goaltender himself in Karri Ramo's case.

Like, for example, this beauty surrendered by Kevin Lalande of Dynamo Minsk on what technically can be called a shot but realistically was a swat at a bouncing puck … from the neutral zone:

Denis Khlystov was credited with the goal in Salavat Yuleav Ufa's 6-3 victory over Minsk on Monday.

In fairness to Lalande, a former Calgary Flames draft pick (2005) who played two seasons with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, the puck was bouncing around like a Super Happy Fun Ball. Not an easy one to handle by any means. I'd rather be Lalande than, say, Emil Garipov, who is still looking for this puck.

So, yeah … KHL goaltending. We don't want to say it's slightly inferior, but a quick FYI to any NHL players thinking about heading there during the lockout: Sergei Mozyakin is the League's all-time goals leader with 109.

Sid matches that in, what, six weeks?

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