With the Stars holding a 3-1 lead over the Minnesota Wild late in the third period, Seguin looked poised to snap his six-game goalless drought when he skated into the offensive zone with the net empty.
Let’s just say the drought is now at seven games.
The Stars held on to win the game, allowing the five-time All-Star to have a little postgame fun at his own expense.
Seguin’s gaffe is not the first, and it certainly won’t be the last, as we reflect on some of hockey’s most memorable empty-net moments.
McDavid is human after all
Connor McDavid hasn’t had any trouble picking up points over his young career, but his miss against the Buffalo Sabres earlier this season is one the back-to-back Art Ross Trophy winner would almost certainly like to have back. Luckily for the young phenom, the Oilers hung on to win the game.
Canadian women “post” gold-medal finish at Sochi Olympics
One of the most exciting games ever played between women’s hockey’s fiercest rivals featured one of the most memorable finishes. After American forward Kelli Stack‘s late-game attempt at the empty net struck iron, Marie-Philip Poulin took full advantage, tying the game late before scoring the winner in overtime to lift Canada to gold.
Craig Smith finds the rafters
With time winding down in a 2011 game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators forward Craig Smith found himself in all alone in front of the empty net. Just slide it home, Craig. They all count the same.
Stefan’s infamous stumble
The Dallas Stars make another unfortunate appearance. Patrik Stefan’s legendary whiff – and what came after – is something hockey fans will probably never see again. He even helps the Oilers start the rush with an awful second attempt. Luckily for the former first-overall pick, the Stars won the game in a shootout.
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