In every game, there is always that one goal that a player would like back. Usually, that sentiment is coming from the goaltender that let the errant shot in the net; however, it is especially embarrassing when it is not the goaltender with that issue. Just ask Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban.
Last night, the Montreal Canadiens suffered a defeat in overtime against goaltender Ben Bishop and the Tampa Bay Lightning; however, it is what started off the game that has Montreal fans shaking their heads, and Lightning fans giggling under their breath.
Early in the second period, at 5:58 to be exact, the Lightning found themselves on the Penalty Kill as Bolts center Alex Killorn found himself in the penalty box for two minutes charged with interference on Habs d-man P.K. Subban. Hedman was able to wrestle away the puck in the Lightning’s defensive zone, who got the puck off to Lightning center Nate Thompson.
Thompson send the puck flying in the direction of Canadiens goaltender Carey Price, and then…it happened.
With a deflection off the stick of P.K. Subban, the man who had drawn the penalty against Killorn, you send the puck flying past Price and into the back of the net giving the Lightning the first goal of the game.
I think the expression on Subban’s face says everything you need to know.
Here is a look at the play as it went down courtesy of NHL.com.
I think it is safe to say that this is a goal that Subban would like to have back. The Lightning would ultimately defeat the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 in overtime. The same score the Bolts defeated the Habs by in a shootout on December 28th.