Hurricanes Goalie Eddie Lack Stretchered Off the Ice After Giving Up Game-Winning Goal (Video)
Scary moment following the Detroit Red Wings’ overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday night, as Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack had to be stretchered off the ice.
Detroit’s Andreas Athanasiou scored the game-winner with three minutes remaining in overtime, and it was a beautiful hockey play. Athanasiou raced to collect a loose puck in the Carolina zone, then swooped in between Lack and Carolina center Victor Rask and tucked the puck past Lack’s outstretched pad near the far post.
Unfortunately, Rask gave Athanasiou a little crosscheck as he came flying by, altering his trajectory so that his forearm and elbow collided with Lack’s head. Lack then fell backward into the net and eventually rolled over on his stomach, writhing in agony. At that point the trainers came out and, fearing a neck injury, loaded Lack onto a stretcher board.
The atmosphere on the ice became very somber very quickly. Take a look:
Fortunately, Eddie Lack gave a thumbs up as he was being stretchered off the ice.
Eddie Lack gave a thumbs up on his way off the ice.
— Carolina Hurricanes (@NHLCanes) March 28, 2017
Then, a little while later, Lack himself got on Twitter to let fans know he was alright and leaving the hospital.
Thanks for all thoughts and prayerseverything looks alright and I’ll be able to go home tonight! Thanks for thinking of me
— Eddie Lack (@eddielack) March 28, 2017
Hat Tip – [Sportsnet]