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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 | 11:32 AM

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Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward didn't let this shot elude him in Montreal on Monday night, but a bouncing shot from centre ice found its way into the back of the net. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters) Carolina Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward didn't let this shot elude him in Montreal on Monday night, but a bouncing shot from centre ice found its way into the back of the net. (Christinne Muschi/Reuters)

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Cam Ward isn't the first goalie to be victimized by a bouncing puck, and he won't be the last.

After Max Pacioretty found the back of the net with a tricky shot from the red line, it brought back memories of past bad breaks for NHL 'tenders, which we present for your approval (and as a nightmare generator for goalies everywhere) here.
Cam Ward isn't the first goalie to be victimized by a bad bounce, and he won't be the last.

After Max Pacioretty found the back of the net with a tricky shot from the red line, it brought back memories of past bad breaks for NHL 'tenders, presented here for your enjoyment, and as a nightmare-generator for goalies everywhere:

5. Tuukka Rask

Boston's netminder got a chance to showcase his breakdancing skills in 2010 after mishandling a dump-in by the Montreal Canadiens... and allowing what turned out to be the game-winning goal:



4. Ilya Bryzgalov

The mercurial Russian goalie tries to do his best Martin Brodeur impression against the Devils, but he ends up scoring the series-clinching goal against himself in Game 5 of their 2012 Eastern Conference semifinal:



3. Martin Brodeur

Brodeur showed us all in 2003 that even the best puck-handling goalies aren't immune from bad bounces, even in the Stanley Cup final:




2. Vesa Toskala

In 2008, the Leafs' masked man gets handcuffed by a shot from the Islanders' Rob Davidson... from more than 190 feet away:



1. Patrick Roy

Hold the celebration until the whistle is blown, Saint Patrick.

During Game 6 of the 2002 Western Conference Final, Colorado's Roy made a terrific save, but somehow surrendered a goal to the rival Red Wings.

Flashing the leather in celebration of his stop on Steve Yzerman, Roy dropped the puck just in time for Brendan Shanahan to poke it home, leaving Roy to hide his face in his hands:



Honourable mentions from non-NHL moments

Marc-Andre Fleury and his failed clearing attempt in the 2004 world junior championship final against the United States. A Stanley Cup win takes some of the sting out of that.

We can't say the same for Tommy Salo and his less-than-stellar end to the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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