By: Adam Gretz
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman had a first period to forget against the New York Islanders on Thursday night, as he was on the ice for three New York Islanders goals in his first seven minutes of ice-time. And the first one, a tally by John Tavares, the player chosen two spots ahead of him during the 2009 draft, came as a result of Hedman accidentally smacking a bouncing puck with his hand past goaltender Dwayne Roloson.
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Anytime we see a player putting the puck in his own net it's easy to think back to Marc Bergevin, then a member of the St. Louis Blues, accidentally throwing a loose puck into his own net during a playoff game. This one didn't come in as big of a game, but it's still a play Hedman would no doubt love to have back.