Allowing a shorthanded goal is deflating enough for a team, but the Canucks really upped the ante on the momentum-killer on Saturday night.
Late in the second period with the game knotted up at 1-1, Vancouver went on the man-advantage when Montreal’s Jared Tinordi was sent to the box after an interference call. About 30 seconds into the power play, Lars Eller cleared the puck and Roberto Luongo went to play it behind the Canucks net.
With four Canucks joining Luongo around the crease, the goaltender dumped the puck to Jason Garrison, who moved it along to Dan Hamhuis. Hamhuis had some difficulty corralling the puck that also hit Garrison’s skate, and in the easiest goal the Canadiens will score all season long, the puck hit off both of Luongo’s skates and eventually found its way into the back of the Vancouver net.
Vancouver went on to lose 4-1. Check out the gaffe in the video below.