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Gotta See It: Very rare own-goal leads to a 3-2 loss for the Washington Capitals



The Washington Capitals were cruising against the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night. They held a 2-0 lead and were about to go on a power play, until the unthinkable happened.


Carl Hagelin of the Washington Capitals passed the puck to his defenseman, however it ended up going the entire length of ice and into the empty net to give Minnesota a free pass back into the hockey game. You can watch it down below.





The goal was officially credited to Marcus Foligno of the Minnesota Wild, who now has 14 goals on the season. This one definitely was the easiest goal he will ever score in his career.


This goal led to Minnesota coming back from a then 2-0 deficit, to eventually win in a shootout to send the Washington Capitals home with a single point.


Here’s the Capitals broadcast on the call too, which is absolutely hilarious as you can hear the pain in the broadcasters voice as he announces the blooper goal.




That own-goal was a miracle for the Minnesota Wild who were basically playing their entire AHL taxi-squad with 9 regular players out due to COVID-19 protocol and injuries.


What a tough loss for the Washington Capitals, however with a 20-7-9 record and still holding onto third place in the tough Metropolitan division, I don't think Capitals fans have much to worry about.




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