March 5th, 2013, 07:30 AM #1
Most brutal own-goal of the year, courtesy of Finlandís HPK (VIDEO) (PuckDaddy)
Sometimes own goals in hockey are the product of just bad luck, an unfortunate bounce or a player just having a brain cramp.
Take for example Mika Jarvinen, goaltender for HPK of Finland's SM-liiga. During a game on Saturday, he watched a pass from teammate Johan Larsson go through his crease and into his own net:
The Ilves celebration scrum must have sounded like an episode of Beavis and Butthead with the amount of laughing that likely went on.
That goal would give Ilves an early 1-0 lead en route to a 3-2 overtime win.
This one's on Jarvinen. He misjudges the angle the puck was traveling to Larsson's defense partner and, whoopsie, it's behind him; yet the camera sticks with poor Larsson like he pulled a Steve Smith or Bryan McCabe.