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Gotta See It: James van Riemsdyk scores goal with his face, returns and scores another



JVR Goal Face

Ouch. Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk scored one of the most painful goals possible in Thursday night’s game against the Rangers.

Trailing 1-0 in the second period, the Flyers headed to a power play after Adam Fox high-sticked Jakub Voracek. After a lackluster man-advantage earlier in the game, they made quick work of this one.

Travis Konecny shot the puck on net and it ended up in the back of the net, but it took quite the journey to get there.

The puck deflected off a stick before hitting James van Riemsdyk in the face and bouncing into the net.


That has to be the most painful goal of van Riemsdyk’s career.

JVR immediately fell to the ice and headed to the locker room after scoring.


That tied the game for the Flyers.

James van Riemsdyk now has scored twice in his last three games and is tied for the team lead with 15 goals. He missed the rest of the second period and beginning of the third but did come back a few minutes into the final frame.

Not only did van Riemsdyk returned, but he scored again to give the Flyers a 2-1 lead.

James van Riemsdyk is a warrior and he now has the team lead in goals with 16 on the season.

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Ryan is a proud graduate of Monmouth University. He has covered the Philadelphia Flyers for the better part of a decade at various outlets, including Sons of Penn and Broad Street Hockey. Ryan has also worked for and NBC Sports Regional Networks. Whether it's a GIF, quick stat, analysis, or long-form column, he's got you covered.

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