If you’re a Canucks fan, you’ve seen the own goal. For the casual fan, the video is above.
Jason Garrison handed the puck off to Hamhuis behind the net to the left of Luongo. Hamhuis picks it up and as he does that, it nicks off Garrison’s skate and escapes Hamhuis’s control. It slides toward’s Luongo’s left skate, bounces off of it, then off the right skate and into the net.
Hamhuis tries to reach between the legs of Luongo to try to stop it from crossing the line, but it had already gone in. He ended up tripping his goaltender only.
The goal ended up being the shorthanded game-winner. Montreal Canadiens centre Lars Eller was credited with the goal since he was the last Canadiens player to touch the puck.
What exactly happened on the play?
Luongo says he had no idea what happened when he met with the media after the game because he hadn’t seen the replay.
“I didn’t see,” Luongo told the media after the game. “I didn’t see it. “They didn’t show it on the Jumbotron, I didn’t see it. You guys tell me what happened. You guys saw it. I don’t even know what happened, I have to watch it on video. I left (the puck) for our guys and was looking up ice to get back to my net and all of a sudden it’s in the back of my net.”
“I didn’t give it up,” he snapped back after the Team 1040’s Jeff Paterson asked him if he had given up a more bizarre goal in his career. “So I don’t know. I can’t tell you.”
Hamhuis offered a much shorter and simpler explanation on the play.
“I was picking up the puck and it clipped off (Garrison’s) skate and ended up in Lou’s feet and in the net,” said Hamhuis. “It’s a tough break.”
Head coach John Tortorella said the goal was “tough,” but says his team needed to shake it off.
“It’s a tough one to eat,” he admitted after the game. “It happens, but we have to be resilient enough to handle those types of situations. We’re gonna have more of those during the year.
“If that caused a problem in the third period, then we need to learn from it and find a way to have some sort of resiliency.”