Poor Loui. You can cross a new item off your “rare hockey plays” bucket list.
The screaming you heard from Canucks fans on Twitter was because of a major, yet amazing, gaffe by winger Loui Eriksson in the first period on Saturday.
The Flames had just taken a penalty; winger Troy Brouwer was whistled after tangling with a Canucks player nine minutes into the game. But Vancouver retained possession, and pulled their goalie to get a man advantage until the Flames touched the puck again.
Henrik Sedin scored 1:40 into overtime after Bo Horvat tied it late in the third period, lifting the Vancouver Canucks over the St. Louis Blues 2-1
A Finnish hockey goalie scored a goal and the play-by-play guy lost his damn mind.
Relative to soccer, hockey own-goals are rare. Pucks go in the net off defensive players all the time as the result of deflections. But real hockey own-goals, where a guy actively directs the puck in his own net? You only see those ...