Let me make something clear. I hate Brent Sopel. Can not stand him. He is so slow. I am convinced 90% of the goals given up by the Hawks happen while he is on the ice but he does one thing very well.
It is too slow to get out of the way when the puck is shot so he blocks a lot of shots but I have to give him some credit for that goal the other night.
Him making that shot would have been like asking Luc Longley to make a 3 to win the game.