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Twitter did not take kindly to Gord Miller jinxing Carey Price’s shutout

Jan 26, 2012, 6:00 AM EDT

Not sure if you heard, but TSN play-by-play man Gord Miller totally jinxed Carey Price last night by saying the word “shutout” on the air when the Canadiens were beating the Red Wings, 6-0. Don’t believe in jinxes? Then explain how Jiri Hudler scored to make it 6-1 right after Miller said it. Cause. Effect. It’s science.

And now, for your consideration, a collection of tweets directed at Miller:

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  1. flyerscup2010 - Jan 26, 2012 at 6:14 AM

    ive never seen a fanbase of a wildly underperforming team mired in a disappointing season be so unsatisfied with beating any team let alone detroit by 5 goals

    • pensswag91 - Jan 26, 2012 at 6:44 AM

      I think you’re missing the point… you never say shutout. Although, I do understand your confusion; it’s hard for a Flyers fan to understand goalie accomplishments with Philly’s disappointing group of netminders.

      • dougr42 - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:00 AM

        ouch.

  2. taytay099 - Jan 26, 2012 at 7:02 AM

    If he said shutout in French would the Habs fans be happy?

  3. flyerscup2010 - Jan 26, 2012 at 8:17 AM

    ok, let’s do this. pensswag, you should just feel lucky that mario kept your team (that you more likely than not didn’t actually know existed until crosby was drafted) from moving to kansas city because mellon arena was barely half full on a nightly basis.

    • miketoasty - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:06 AM

      As if we hadn’t heard this talked about a thousand times, Pittsburgh is now more of a hockey town than a football town, it just took almost losing the team for fans to realize how great the sport is.

      Oh and how about that 37 year Stanley Cup drought? Think your team might not choke this year?

      • t16rich - Jan 26, 2012 at 10:31 AM

        WHAT!!!??? Maybe for now because the Steelers are out of the playoffs, but there is no way in hell that Pittsburgh is a hockey town over a football town. Pittsburgh is a great hockey town, but if they could only have one sports team they would pick Steelers. Are you including youth sports too miketoasty? Thats believable, cause Pitt has quite the Minor Hockey programs. But I will stick by the Steelers and that regardless of Pens success, Steelers are Pittsburghs team.

  4. cshearing - Jan 26, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    I love it when Miller does this. Superstition is silly; anyone that thinks about it would agree. He outright denies it, and laughs at anyone that gets upset. Love it.

  5. dougr42 - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:04 AM

    He magically affected the outcome of a game by typing some letters and hitting enter? Grow up, Habs fans. Shit like this is why no one takes you seriously.

    • mikebel11 - Jan 26, 2012 at 12:03 PM

      He magically spoke by typing letters into his voice box and hitting an enter key? That’s more impressive than jinxing the shutout. Congratulations on knowing how talking works.

  6. solador78 - Jan 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    What goes around comes around…

    The Hockey gods love messing with people.

  7. nothanksimdriving123 - Jan 26, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    As announcing legend Vin Scully put it, though more about the silly no-hitter “jinx”, “If I seriously thought that what I say up in the booth could affect what happens on the field, I’d ask for a lot more money.”
    Try this scientific experiment at home kids. I promise it is safe. From now on, say “shutout” repeatedly during every game you watch, especially late in the third period if one team is being blanked. If no one ever gets another shutout, well, get back to me and I’ll admit I’m wrong. If someone does still get a shutout, well, we can all sleep a little easier.

  8. maxtalbot25 - Jan 26, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Nobody can logically link what an announcer says to a cause and effect situation on the ice, yet I will bet all of us have seen a shut out blown, a goal scored by someone who was just been proclaimed scoreless over a certain goal tender….and on and on……you name your hated announcer, and what he says to bring on certain “jinxes”.
    Can some cause a jinx? Logically, no, yet, to quote Shakespeare – “There Are More Things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio. … Than are dreamt of in your philosophy. …”

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