VIDEO: Peter Budaj knocks game winner into own net in overtime
The Blackhawks hadn't scored an overtime goal all season so Peter Budaj gave them some help, knocking the puck in his own net.
The Chicago Blackhawks came into Wednesday night this season without a goal in an overtime period this season so they could use all the help they could get. Thankfully for them, Canadiens goalie Peter Budaj obliged.
The Blackhawks forced the game to overtime with a goal in the final minute of play from Marian Hossa to pull it even at 2-2. Then, not even two minutes into overtime, Patrick Sharp ended it with his goal on Budaj.
Or maybe it should be that goal by Budaj. Here's another look at it in GIF form from @MyRegularFace:
Once the shot got past Budaj, it might have gone in anyway but Budaj's poorly executed swat to try and push it away from the yawning net only insured its fate as the game-winner. It's not exactly as bad as the Butt Goal but it's not a whole lot better considering it came in sudden death OT.
As bad as that was, though, you could say the more frustrating part was letting Sharp's initial shot give him so much trouble considering Sharp hardly got all of it.
The good news for the Habs is that they did pick up one point and losing the second one won't cost them as they are virtually locked in to the second seed in the Atlantic Division. Still, that's probably little consolation for Budaj on this night.
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