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Watch Dan Boyle score in his own net…again

Feb 3, 2012, 9:30 AM EDT

A funny thing happened to the Sharks on their way to a 5-2 win over Dallas on Thursday night.

Defenseman Dan Boyle, a two-time NHL All-Star, cut San Jose’s second period lead in half by rifling a wrister past his own goalie, Thomas Greiss:

Stars agitator extraordinaire Steve Ott got credit for the goal, his eighth of the season.

While the gaffe didn’t end up being costly in a game sense, it was noteworthy for two reasons: One, the goal snapped San Jose’s 196:20 shutout streak (the Sharks hadn’t allowed a goal since Jan. 23.)

Two? It was Boyle scoring the own goal, and Boyle kind of has a history in that department.

Here’s his infamous own goal during the opening round of the 2010 playoffs, ending a scoreless overtime game against Colorado:

And in a similar vein, albeit far less egregious, here’s Boyle knocking a puck into his own goal…off his face:

  1. abrienza428 - Feb 3, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Not to take anything away from Boyle, but this is my favorite own goal in recent memory. I know what Backstrom meant to do, but it looks like he forgot which team he played for.

  2. yettyskills - Feb 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I think i should still get the fantasy points for the goal

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