Tomas Plekanec Wins Faceoff Into His Own Net (Video)
Montreal Canadiens center Tomas Plekanec didn’t have himself the greatest of nights in the faceoff circle during yesterday’s game against the Boston Bruins. In addition to winning only nine of the 20 draws he attempted, one of those wins just to happened to end up in the back of his own net.
Seeing as how Plekanec’s wining percentage in the faceoff circle is a respectable 53.8% this season, perhaps goaltender Carey Price should have been better prepared following Plekanec’s clean win against Patrice Bergeron in the first period. He wasn’t, and it resulted in the puck sliding under his stick and into the back of the net, giving the Bruins the 1-0 lead.
Luckily, both Price and Plekanec were able to make up for this blunder, as Price stopped all 29 shots the Bruins threw his way, while Plekanec scored the game-winning goal in the third, giving the Habs the 2-1 victory.
That should make it easier for both of them to laugh at the following video.