Hurricanes Goalie Eddie Lack Stretchered Off the Ice After Giving Up Game-Winning Goal (Video)

hurricanes goalie eddie lack stretchered off ice

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:

SUBSCRIBE to TotalProSports

Fortunately, Eddie Lack gave a thumbs up as he was being stretchered off the ice.

Then, a little while later, Lack himself got on Twitter to let fans know he was alright and leaving the hospital.

There’s no word yet as to whether Lack will miss any time, but at least we know he’ll be okay.

Hat Tip – [Sportsnet]

Tags: Carolina Hurricanes, detroit red wings, Eddie Lack, injuries, NHL,