January 25, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Vancouver Canucks center Henrik Sedin (33) during a stoppage in play before a face-off against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Last Vancouver Canucks Own Goal was By Henrik Sedin and Shane O'Brien (Video)


The last Vancouver Canucks own goal happened on March 21, 2009 when Shane O’Brien and Henrik Sedin combined to put the puck into the empty Canucks net on a delayed penalty.

It was a delayed penalty to Phoenix Coyotes winger Viktor Tikhonov, who was being called for hooking Canucks defenceman Sami Salo.

Roberto Luongo vacated the net to go to the bench for an extra attacker. The Canucks were trying to gather themselves in the defensive zone for a rush up the ice with the extra attacker.

Henrik was circling in the defensive zone trying to find his brother Daniel or Pavol Demitra skating up the left wing with a backhand pass.

It ended up getting blocked by the stick of Tikhonov, who was forechecking in the Canucks zone with hopes of gaining possession of the puck for the whistle to blow. Howver, the whistle wasn’t blown because Tikhonov didn’t have control.

O’Brien, seeing the possibility of Tikhonov getting puck, swung his stuck wildly at the puck in an attempt get it away from Tikhonov. He ended swinging at it hard enough to give it the little extra ‘mustard’ it needed to propel the puck towards the empty Canucks net.

The worst part about this goal was the Canucks were already down 3-0 to the Coyotes midway through the game. The own goal put the Coyotes up 4-0 and put the game out of reach for the Canucks. They ended up losing it 5-1.

Oddly enough, the game was broadcast on CBC and Mark Lee was the play-by-play announcer—just like Saturday’s own goal against the Montreal Canadiens.


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