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Video: Erat finally scores! Into Washington’s goal, though

Feb 6, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

Martin Erat‘s finally managed to find the back of the net on Thursday night.

Unfortunately, it was his own.

Erat kicked home Winnipeg’s equalizing goal in the first period of tonight’s Caps-Jets game, converting a Bryan Little rebound for what many clever Twitter users noted was Erat’s first goal of the year:

The 32-year-old Czech, who was recently named as an injury replacement to his country’s Olympic team, had failed to score a single tally in his first 49 games of the year (tonight was game No. 50).

The scoreless streak was technically at 54 regular season contests — dating back to last year — which is some kind of slump, especially considering Erat has 164 career goals and has scored 20 or more three times over his 13-year career.


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  1. killerpgh - Feb 6, 2014 at 8:29 PM

    Screw it. If you demand a trade multiple times and they still keep you around you might as well start putting it in your own net….

    Bad bounces happen. At least it was a bad bounce while he was trying to pick up the guy all alone breaking to the net.

  2. stcrowe - Feb 6, 2014 at 9:55 PM

    To be fair, he checked out of Washington a long time ago and probably doesn’t look at it as scoring on his own team.

    Well, at least it wasn’t Filip Forsberg scoring on them.

  3. lowenni - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Feel so bad for this guy. Yeah I’m not his biggest fan with him requesting a trade twice in one year, but the bad luck this guy has had is just incredible. Just hasn’t seemed to get a lucky bounce at all this season.

  4. barkar942 - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM

    Shouldn’t that goal have been reviewed in Toronto? They should have disallowed it for a distinct kicking motion!

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