If you subscribe to the notion that when it rains it pours, then Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun was drenched for about a three-second span on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals.
If you subscribe to the notion that when it rains it pours, then Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Tomas Vokoun was drenched for about a three-second span on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon against the Washington Capitals.
At 4:03 of the second period against his former teammates, Vokoun left the net to play what appeared to be a dump-in along the sideboards by Capitals defenceman John Carlson.
Not so fast.
The puck took an odd bounce off the stanchion and angled towards the net as Vokoun tried to reposition himself from behind the goal. Adding insult to injury, the 36-year-old slipped and fell as he attempted to adjust while he watched the little black rubber object cross the goal-line and give the Capitals some hope.
But in the end it was Vokoun and his Penguins colleagues who got the last laugh, coming up with a 6-3 victory.
What are some of the most memorable goalie gaffes or whacky plays you can think of? Where does this one rank for you? Tell us in the comments section below.
Rod PerryRod grew up in the west end of Toronto and did his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. He's always had an infatuation with anything sports-related and took his passion to Centennial College's sports journalism program for a post-graduate education. He's also still miffed about the Kelly Gruber botched triple play call in the 1992 World Series.
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