Loui Eriksson’s first game with the Vancouver Canucks didn’t get off to the best start Saturday night.
The Canucks emptied their net for the extra attacker in the first period because of a delayed penalty call on the Calgary Flames. Eriksson was near the benches and attempted a pass to a teammate toward the Vancouver zone, but none of his teammates were there.
The puck sailed into the net as a Canucks player who desperately tried to save the own goal went crashing into it.
The Canucks recovered from this early gaffe and won 2-1 in a shootout, much to the delight of the home crowd. Calgary dropped to 0-2-1.
Thumbnail photo via Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports Images
Thumbnail photo via Oct 15, 2016; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Vancouver Canucks forward Loui Eriksson (21) stands in front of Calgary Flames goaltender Chad Johnson (31) during the third period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 2-1 in a shootout. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports