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Add Devin Setoguchi to the shootout blooper reel

Mar 1, 2012, 11:47 PM EDT

Thursday night was a bad night in a series of ugly ones for the Minnesota Wild. On the heels of losing Mikko Koivu for at least 14 more days earlier this week, it appears that Niklas Backstrom might be injured too. They also lost a strange 5-4 shootout to the Montreal Canadiens tonight, making them fade that much more from the West’s playoff picture.

With that in mind, a clip that would usually be comic relief might just be extra salt in Wild wounds as Devin Setoguchi lost his footing during Minnesota’s last shootout attempt:

(Honestly, I’m shocked that NHL.com didn’t go with “SetogOUCHi” in their headlines. Maybe I shouldn’t have shared that.)

I think this photo from Richard Wolowicz of Getty Images really captures the mood:

source: Getty Images

  1. treydogg97 - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:56 PM

    Probably should’ve put Kassian in!

    Also keep in mind they did cut a 4-1 deficit late in the 3rd to take the game to OT.

  2. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 1, 2012 at 11:57 PM

    That was awesome.

  3. blomfeld - Mar 2, 2012 at 12:34 AM

    CARNIVAL TIME !

    Who cares about this crap, seriously ? Notwithstanding the fact that Setoguchi is “good people”, as are the Wild organization and their fans, this story is completely “irrelevant” tripe ! Hockey fans are interested in the “movers & shakers” of the league, which right now are the LA Kings ! After our “trouncing” of this very same Wild team the other night “4-0″, we Kings now have a few nights to rest and prepare for out next game on Saturday. “That” my friends is what people really care about !

  4. bensawesomeness - Mar 2, 2012 at 1:02 AM

    i’ve always really liked the shootout, like i like the suspence and that it’s only for a point, basically

    but lately what guys have been saying, that it’s a team game and it needs to end with the team, and then to see the game end because he lost an edge^, that would really suck.

    maybe they really should look into ‘fixing’ it

    • firstandonlywarning - Mar 2, 2012 at 2:47 PM

      I have no problem with the shootout, what I have a problem with is the team getting 2 points for that when you get 2 points for a regulation win as well.

      As hard as it is to admit, the time has come for 3 points for wins

  5. AppealToReason - Mar 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    I don’t think he lost his edge and thats why he failed. It looks like the puck caught on the zamboni/unzamboni area and he tried to stop up as best he could and thats why he fell.

    It looks like Price was laughing his ass off as he skated out there though

    • danphipps01 - Mar 2, 2012 at 3:02 AM

      “Hey, Devin! You do it like this, see? Watch me, I’ll show you how it’s done.”

  6. tribesofneurot - Mar 2, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    D’Oh!!!!!

  7. toosano - Mar 2, 2012 at 2:33 PM

    Looked to me like he at least had a bad edge. Maybe not all his fault, lol.

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