The Pittsburgh Penguins looked really bad on Monday night when Kristopher Letang and Evgeni Malkin “teamed up” to put the puck into their own net during a game against the Arizona Coyotes.
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It's not the first time that National Hockey League (NHL) players have had a brain blister or are unlucky. Here are more bizarre goals scored in the best hockey circuit in the world:
Martin Brodeur, May 31, 2003
In the middle of the Stanley Cup final, Martin Brodeur allowed probably the worst goal of his legendary career. The Quebec native came out of his net to intercept a free kick from Anaheim Mighty Ducks defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh in the middle of the ice. Brodeur lost his stick during his movement, the puck bounced off it, went between the goalie's legs and landed behind the goal line.
Ryan O'Byrne, November 24, 2008
For several years, scoring an own goal in Quebec became the “Ryan O’Byrne thing to do.” In the duel against the New York Islanders, the Montreal Canadiens led 3 to 2 just under five minutes before the end of the third period. Since the CH saw that the referee would impose a penalty on the opponent, he withdrew his goalkeeper in favor of a sixth field player. The defenseman was clearly unaware of this and sent the puck straight into his net during a defensive retreat.
Louis Domingue, January 23, 2016
The Quebec goaltender protected the Coyotes' net during a matchup against the Los Angeles Kings. In the second period, he worked the puck behind his net. He handed the disc to a teammate but collided with Domingue. Far from his net and lying on the icy surface, the Saint-Hyacinthe native rose by removing his helmet. At the same time, Nick Shore hit the target. Domingue tried to argue with the officer, but it was too late.
Marc Bergevin, April 15, 2020
The former Canadiens general manager spent 20 seasons as a defenseman in the NHL. From 1999 to 2000, Bergevin wore the colors of the St. Louis Blues. During a duel in the first round of the playoffs against the San Jose Sharks, the guard beat his own goalie by throwing the puck into his net with his glove.
“I tried to send the puck behind the net, but I threw it in,” Bergevin told the Allegheny Times in 2001. “We lost the game and I felt terrible. I felt like I let my team down.”
Roberto Luongo, October 12, 2013
Obviously, goalkeepers from La Belle Province are popular in this list. Against CH, defender Dan Hamhuis made Luongo look bad. The masked man handed the disc to his teammates after retrieving it from behind his net. The rearguard simply dropped the puck, which hit one of Luongo's skates and slid into the Vancouver Canucks' net.