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Video: Subban knocks puck into own net in OT loss

Feb 1, 2014, 4:49 PM EDT

The Tampa Bay Lightning were missing forward Valtteri Filppula in addition to Steven Stamkos on Saturday, so naturally scoring against Montreal’s Carey Price was particularly challenging. Fortunately for them, they caught a break.

While the Lightning were killing a penalty in the second period, Nate Thompson tried to feed the puck to J.T. Brown as he charged towards the Canadiens’ crease. However, defenseman P.K. Subban attempted to intercept the pass and ended up knocking it into his own net:

That proved to be a critical play as Tampa Bay went on to record a 2-1 overtime win against the Montreal Canadiens.

The victory gave Tampa Bay a little more breathing room over Montreal in the battle for second place in the Atlantic Division. It also allowed Tampa Bay to keep pace with the division-leading Bruins, who beat the Edmonton Oilers this afternoon.

  1. lowenni - Feb 1, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Wasn’t a bad play or idea, just an unfortunate bounce and finish.

    • strictlythedanks - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:02 PM

      Suter, the man whose norris was wrongfully awarded to pk last year, would never make this boneheaded of a play.

      • storminator16 - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:08 PM

        Every defenseman has done it, even Suter.

  2. slysipops - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:30 PM

  3. rushledger - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    PK Subban wasn’t overreacting to that goal like he did the Ottawa goal. If they pay him what he wants they won’t win a championship because he’s not worth that, that’s Montreal problem overpaying players and even with the cap going up he’s no Weber.

    • lowenni - Feb 1, 2014 at 5:36 PM

      What some people don’t understand is in a situation like Montreal is in right now with Subban they may have to pay him what he wants–whether or not he’s 100% worth it. I definitely don’t think he’s one of the best D-men in the league, like you said he’s no Weber, but with his offensive ability he’s probably one of the top 10-15 D-men. There’s 30 teams in this league, so coming by one of those best defenseman is hard. Montreal has one of them, and they won’t be able to replace him if they let him walk away or trade him. Same reason Leafs signed Phaneuf to that big contract, it may be too much, but they don’t have another option.

      • joey4id - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

        No matter how you spin it, he’s name will be on the Norris trophy long after he retires, and he’s in the top 8 d men from Canada. He was selected before Seabrook. So, you experts know SFA.

  4. opattytheirishrover - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Excellent point lowenni, and one that seems to get lost when people start getting emotional defending or accusing certain players. I would like to enjoy a pint with you. If you’re of drinking age

    • lowenni - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:38 PM

      Well I’m always up for a pint…

  5. lightning69 - Feb 1, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Thank PK….not for the goal, which we do appreciate. But for playing a hard but clean game. Wish I could say the same for the bush stuff your teammates pulled. That garbage going after Bishop. Clean hits by Cote and Gudas are being forced to fight?! That is a problem league wide too.

    There were some horrible officiating throughout the game.

    No way Kucherov should have been awarded at PS in 1st. 2min hook only. But in the 3rd St Louis on a breakway, can barely stay on his feet with a Hab holding Marty’s left arm down for the last 20 ft?? No call at all.

    Please be consistent!! Is it too much to ask, NHL?

    On a positive note, 3rd game in this new division matchup that ends again in 2-1 winner with some great playmakers and stellar goaltending.

  6. flyerguy73 - Feb 1, 2014 at 8:37 PM

    Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.

  7. bkg63 - Feb 1, 2014 at 10:13 PM

    Does that count as a goal for Subban??? LOL
    Seriously, the Lightning player who put the puck on-net will be credited with the goal (I think)

    • jhaegs - Feb 2, 2014 at 12:47 PM

      Figure that one out by yourself?

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