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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: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:49 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

I was still laughing about it an hour later, so yeah it was bad. Must have been tough in the locker room afterwards, trying to keep a straight face. He should have just laughed it off on the ice, but he was only looking for a hole to crawl into.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: March 2, 2012 10:35 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

Great save



Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:57 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

worse than markus naslund skating past the puck at center ice?



Since: Feb 28, 2012
Posted on: March 2, 2012 2:55 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

worse than markus naslund skating past the puck at center ice?



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: March 2, 2012 1:04 am
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

oh man, this is just horrible, as wild season has been



Since: May 14, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:39 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

It's the worst one I can remember, but Patrick Eaves' shootout attempt against Nashville a couple of years back is much more entertaining.



Since: Apr 4, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:31 pm
 

Devin Setoguchi and his failed shootout attempt

off the top of my head, yes.

-wild fan 


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