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by: JamieD On  Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Tags:  Cam   Carolina   Devils   Empty   Goal   Hurricanes  

kovalchuk own goalIlya Kovalchuk may be a regular on the weekly highlight packages, but the Devils’ forward seems to have a knack for getting himself onto the yearly lowlight packages as well.  Last year he did so after failing miserably during a shootout opportunity early in November.  This time around he was busy scoring on his own net, via an errant pass with the goalie pulled and his team trailing 3-2.

What makes this own-goal even more interesting is the fact that goaltender Cam Ward was the last Hurricanes player to touch the puck.  As a result, he earns credit for the goal and moves up from 574th into a tie for 448th in league scoring.

Here is a look at the goal that got him there.