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Video: Habs’ Pacioretty makes history with two penalty shots in one period

Feb 6, 2014, 10:09 PM EDT

It appears Max Pacioretty will go down in the history books, but he might not celebrate the moment.

The Montreal Canadiens forward was awarded not one but two penalty shots in the second period of Thursday’s game against the visiting Vancouver Canucks. Now, the only problem was he was unsuccessful on both opportunities, with Roberto Luongo making saves on the two separate attempts.

Now, we joke. But he did also score the hat trick in this game. And the Canadiens won by a final score of 5-2. So, it wasn’t all bad. The Canucks, by the way, lost their sixth consecutive game.

  1. lowenni - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:25 PM

    And he STILL scored the hatty. Impressive. Pacioretty can be an insane goal scorer when he wants to, if he can work on bringing it more on a game to game basis he can definitely be a dominant player.

    Wonder if he’s also the first player to record a hat trick despite missing one/two penalty shots?

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Feb 7, 2014 at 4:43 PM

      UPDATE: Online sources say Max is the 2nd NHL player to take 2 penalty shots in 1 period. Eric Cole of the Canes, Nov. 9, 2005, vs Sabres, 3rd period, scored on first, missed on 2nd.

  2. packerswin96 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    If Pacioretty worked half as hard as Gallagher he would have 50 goals already.

  3. sjsharks66 - Feb 6, 2014 at 10:55 PM

    The 2nd one is understandable. That first call was absolutely embarrassing. What is Diaz supposed to do? Just let him skate in and score? He did not even trip him, he was just playing the body and defending the net. Wow..

  4. dropthepuckeh - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:08 PM

    Max getting kid gloves in Montreal? Shocking turn of events…

  5. muckleflugga - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:22 PM

    hint: eric furlatt is from trois-rivières, quebec

  6. dan46778 - Feb 6, 2014 at 11:25 PM

    Bet it was chara fault that he did not make the two penalty shots

  7. joey4id - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Nucks are 4 and 15 in the last 19 games and have just loss 6 in a row. Yikes!

  8. valoisvipers - Feb 7, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Max must be a graduate from the Bob Gainey How to score on a Breakaway School.

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