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Friday, April 20, 2018

Video: Shane O’Brien Scores on Own Net During Delayed Penalty

I guess there’s just something about players scoring on their own goals this season. First we had Ryan O’Byrne light the lamp for the first time all season … on his own net. What Shane O’Brien did for the Canucks definitely one-ups that performance. Vancouver had pulled its goalie to get an extra attacker because they were on a delayed penalty, meaning the action would only stop if the opposing team touched the puck. But the move actually backfired:

I hope the fans appreciated what they were watching because it’s not every day you see something like that. And in case you were wondering based on what the announcers were saying, Viktor Tikhonov wound up an assist short of the Gordie Howe hat trick. Too bad.

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