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Video: Antoine Vermette’s long range own goal

Apr 9, 2013, 1:12 AM EDT

With a power play in tow and a 1-0 deficit, the Phoenix Coyotes decided to improve their odds of tying things up by going 6-on-4 late in Monday’s game against the Vancouver Canucks. They assumed the risk of a Canucks player scoring an easy goal, but not like this:

Not too surprisingly, the final score ended up being 2-0 in favor of Vancouver.

Dan Hamhuis was credited with the empty-net, shorthanded goal (or ENSHG if you want to be weird), but Antoine Vermette is the one who sent the puck all the way down … and he’s also the guy who will probably want to avoid blooper reels for a while.

At least he’s not alone, though. Enjoy some other bad-luck gaffes in the links below.

Francis Bouillon’s goof

Martin Brodeur’s “goal”

Devin Setoguchi from 2012

Ilya Kovalchuk from late 2011

  1. canucks30 - Apr 9, 2013 at 2:20 AM

    Homer Simpson on the 2013 Phoenix Coyotes who have been shut out a whopping 6 times this season:

  2. JoeAvg - Apr 9, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Is it my imagination or has there been an unusual number of own goals over the last couple years?

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