Feb 6, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens left wing Max Pacioretty (67) shots on Vancouver Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo (1) during the second period at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Max Pacioretty Gets Two Penalty Shots in Two Minutes, Fails To Score on Both

In the category of “you won’t see this every day”, tonight’s NHL game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks provided us with a moment that we will likely never see again.

In the second period with the Canadiens trailing 2-1, Habs forward Max Pacioretty was hauled down on a breakaway, and was awarded a penalty shot. Pacioretty missed the net completely on the shot which kept the game at 2-1. Then, less than two minutes later, Pacioretty was taken down again on a breakaway, and, again, failed to score on a penalty shot.

At least with the second shot Pacioretty hit the net, but Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo easily made the pad save.

Despite missing both shots, the 25-year old winger missed his way into the NHL record books.

Erik Cole, currently of the Dallas Stars, is the only other player to earn two penalty shots in the same game. Cole was a member of the Carolina Hurricanes when he did it back in 2005. Unlike Pacioretty, though, Cole scored on one of his attempts.

Pacioretty can take solace in the fact that his team beat Vancouver 5-2 to earn two key points in the race for the playoffs in the Eastern Conference.

Tags: Max Pacioretty Montreal Canadiens NHL

comments powered by Disqus