In the sport, you can score a goal by shooting at the net and having the puck bounce off another player's stick, skate or body. That happens a lot. Pucks travel very fast and, when ricocheting, are hard for a goalie to predict their path.
Two weeks ago, in a NHL game, a player shot the puck. It hit a referee in the nuts -- right in the nuts -- and then bounced off him and dribbled into the net. Is that a goal?
NHL decided it was not. I believe they don't want to encourage players to fire hard objects at the referees' genitals. You can't blame them.
If you're not squeamish -- or male -- the event can be seen on video.