Roberto Luongo can’t seem to get any respect. Even the folks at ESPN and NHL.com are getting in on the troll act. With the Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers squaring off, the goalie has struggled early on and the two sports websites decided to poke a little bit of fun at the netminder.
First, here’s the third goal of the game that Luongo gave up.
You’ll notice that it’s Rick Nash scoring, and that it was Luongo trying to make the save. That fact seems to be lost on ESPN and NHL.com though. Check out ESPN’s box score from the game so far.
ESPN trolling Luongo after the Rangers third goal is just mean. pic.twitter.com/Zvh0MY84UO
— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) November 30, 2013
Note that Nash is credited with an (EMPTY NET) goal despite the fact that the netminder clearly wasn’t pulled. They weren’t alone in dropping this joke though, as NHL.com had labeled the highlight as an empty netter as well. Here’s a screen cap.
Check out the very top of the screen and notice that once again, Rick Nash is being credited with an empty net goal. It’s true that Luongo has had a bit of a rough outing, but it’s pretty incredible to see two sites like ESPN and NHL.com getting in on the act and trolling the netminder.