A Celebration of Hockey’s Greatest Gaffe: The Own Goal

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Ask anyone who’s ever potted an “own goal” in the NHL, there’s nothing that can make a man feel smaller than slipping a puck past his own goaltender. Take that feeling and multiply it by a thousand kicks to the groin, and that might be how a player feels after goofing a puck by his goalie in the playoffs. Below we have some of the more memorable (or forgettable, depending on who you’re asking) own goals from the great game of hockey.

Nicklas Backstrom

Dan Boyle

Ivan Vishnevskiy

Steve Smith

Marc Bergevin

Ryan O’Byrne

Swiss Junior

Northern Michigan

Boston University

Braydon Coburn

Shane O’Brien

Niklas Kronwall

Keith Ballard