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If you give a professional hockey player the puck two feet in front of an open net, 99 times out of 100 he’s going to light the lamp. Especially when that professional hockey player is a guy with 329 career goals, like Vancouver Canucks forward Daniel Sedin.
Unfortunately for Daniel and the Canucks, when he got the puck two feet in front of a wide open net on Sunday against the Edmonton Oilers, it was not one of those 99 times.
Two and a half minutes into the third period, with the score tied 1-1, Daniel’s twin bro Henrik Sedin broke in on Oilers goalie Anders Nilsson all alone. Henrik deked once and went glove side with a backhander, but Nilsson came up with the save. However, in making the save, Nilsson had to slide right-to-left across the crease, leaving the goal wide open. So when the rebound from Henrik’s shot trickled in front of the goal, and Daniel Sedin came streaking in, everyone in the building thought it was about to be 2-1 Canucks.
But then this happened:
Now let’s see it in slow-motion:
I can’t stop watching. pic.twitter.com/vNSaxzGJFH
— Wyatt Arndt (@TheStanchion) October 19, 2015
Bad luck? Definitely. But sometimes you make your own bad luck. And if you ask me, that’s what Daniel Sedin did here. Instead of putting the blade of his stick at a right angle with the ice and whacking the puck into the goal, he tried to finesse it in there with an awkward angle forehand. And he whiffed.
Hat Tip – [CBS Sports]