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Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:40 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

Erik Christensen is one of the best shootout participants in the NHL, and the Minnesota Wild probably could have used him on Thursday night in Montreal.

Christensen was a scratch for Minnesota's 5-4 loss -- a game that turned out to be a total gong show -- as the Wild ended up dropping the game in a shootout after overcoming a 4-1 deficit with less than four minutes to play in regulation.

Minnesota didn't score in the shootout, and after David Desharnais gave Montreal a 1-0 lead in the tiebreaking competition, all eyes focussed on Devin Setoguchi, the final shooter for the Wild. He needed to score to keep the game going, and ... well. Let's just say he didn't score.



Is this the worst shootout attempt ever? That's the question some will be asking, and while it's certainly in the discussion, we still have to keep in mind Dennis Wideman, then a member of the St. Louis Blues, and what is perhaps the most comical failed shootout attempt in the history of the event (Watch here).

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Comments

Since: Jun 11, 2009
Posted on: March 3, 2012 1:10 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

I laughed and I still think what these guys do is incredible.



Since: Mar 10, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:36 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

That was great. It makes you appreciate how difficult this game is. Its not like a free throw or an extra point which are automatic. He surely looked foolish but that's going to happen sometimes. I feel for the guy but it was sure fun to watch. I think I'll watch it again before I log off.



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 6:46 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

arinze121: From your comment, I'm wondering if you have ever skated. I started at age 4, and I'm sure many others here did too. That's precisely why we laugh, because having skated and played hockey, we know just how easily that kind of thing can happen even to a pro. And knowing that, we also know you have to laugh about it, whether it happened to yourself or someone else. Are you a librarian or something?



Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

"Don't try this at home folks, these men are professionals!"



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 3:16 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

Anyone that laughs has a sense of humor.  Anyone who doesn't needs to lighten up a tad bit.



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:04 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

anyone that laughs hasn't actually ever skated to realize what these guys do on skates is incredible....without a puck and stick.  This kinda stuff happens



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:03 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

Only way it could be worse is if Price kept skating with the puck down the ice, did a spinarama move and then blew the water bottle off the top of the other net. And that would just barely be worse. Or he could have just stopped, picked up the puck and handed it to Setoguchi saying that he might want to keep this.



Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:38 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

I know it was on a penalty shot and not shootout, but Stamkos wiping out vs the Pens last year was also pretty funny.



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 12:28 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

those things happen



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:58 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

Epic Fail



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