This is an NHL blooper for the ages.
Anaheim Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg accidentally scored on his own goalie Tuesday night. The Ducks were playing the San Jose Sharks at Sap Center in a nationally televised game on ESPN.
The game was one of the wildest NHL games of the season, with the two teams trading goals in a high-scoring affair. The most memorable goal came courtesy of Silfverberg. The only problem was that Silfverberg didn’t score against the opposing goalie; he scored on his own netminder.
As Silfvberg was trying to defend San Jose forward Tiemo Mier in the defensive zone, the Ducks’ forward accidentally shot the puck on his own goalie instead of clearing it away. This is an all-time blooper you have to see to believe.
Silfverberg with a absolute laser into his own net pic.twitter.com/I1wl6xX4eA
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Anaheim goaltender Anthony Stolarz attempted to make the save, but he was too late reacting and the shot beat him under the arm. We can’t really blame Stolarz, as no goalie is expecting a shot from their own teammate.
Meier got credit for the goal, as he last touched the puck before Silfverberg shot it into his own goal. Meier finished with two goals on the night, and anyone just looking at the boxscore will just assume Meier had himself quite a two-goal game.
The Silfverberg own goal brings back memories of Patrik Laine’s infamous mishap when he was only beginning his NHL career. Laine shot the puck straight into his own net following a save by his own netminder. It’s going to be hard for any NHL player to do it as worse as Laine.
The good news for Silfverberg is the Ducks ended up winning the game 6-5 in a shootout. This would’ve stung a lot more had Anaheim would up losing. But considering the Ducks collected two points, the mistake will likely just make for a fun laugh amongst the team on the flight back home.
We know some NHL teams are tanking for generational prospect Conor Bedard in the draft, but at least be discreet about it!