Terrible Goals allowed by Goalies at key moments

Discussion in 'The History of Hockey' started by The Panther, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. The Panther

    The Panther Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    10,034
    Likes Received:
    3,516
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    I'm sure it's been done, but let's list, and if possible show, the terrible goals allowed by goalies at key moments in games / series / whatever. So, not just random stinkers in meaningless regular season games, or bad goals allowed in series that the goalie-at-fault went on to win handily, but goals with a smell that were also quite impactful.

    I'll start:

    From when I was a kid, I'll never forget game one of the Edmonton/Winnipeg division final in 1987. The Jets had just hugely upset Calgary and were in a dogfight with mighty Edmonton through game one, tied 2-2 after three periods. Then, overtime began, and ended 36 seconds after it started. To this day, I have no idea how Daniel Berthiaume, who had just stopped 27 of 29 Oilers' shots, allowed this one in the goal:


    That is brutal. It's not like the Oilers won this series easily. Gretzky, Messier, Nilsson, and Kurri combined to score only 4 goals among them all series -- only Glenn Anderson had a big series, and you can see why his confidence was high after that one! Who knows, if the Jets win that overtime, maybe a different series...

    Do I even have to mention the next two...

    Tommy Salo vs. Belarus, 2002 Olympics -- the goal that turned the tide in Belarus's favor, which then eliminated Sweden. I still have never figured out what Salo was thinking when this shot was taken:


    And of course, Dan Cloutier vs. Detroit the very same year, 2002:

    This may not necessarily have seemed like a key moment at the time (late in 2nd period, game three, Canucks leading 2-0 in the series), but it quickly became clear that it was going to be the turning point. Detroit outscored Vancouver 15-6 after this, winning four straight. Series over, Canucks out.



    What do you got??
     
  2. senior edler

    senior edler your alternate captain

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2010
    Messages:
    8,246
    Likes Received:
    2,445
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Although I've never been a T. Salo fan I felt bad for him when that goal happened. The whole team just played uninspired and like crap in that game. Markus Näslund and Michael Nylander was on that team, while Peter Forsberg wasn't. Just night and day, and not only skill wise (which is the major point, because Näslund and Nylander would obviously have been the most skilled players on Team Belarus by a country mile if they switched teams). They were just natural losers.

    It's not T. Salo's fault Sweden didn't have a better goalie than him at the time. I remember Johan Hedberg said Salo's kids even got mocked in school afterwards. Just brutal.

    What he was thinking? Probably not much. He probably thought "I'll try to catch that puck".
     
  3. nnynetpotato

    nnynetpotato Registered User

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2008
    Messages:
    539
    Likes Received:
    52
    Trophy Points:
    81
    Is there a clip of Tony Esposito letting in Jacques Lemaire's red line slapper in the SCF?
     
  4. cupcrazyman

    cupcrazyman Quijibo

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2006
    Messages:
    14,355
    Likes Received:
    488
    Trophy Points:
    154
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Leafland
    Wings vs Avs

    Roys lifts his glove like he has the puck

    Yzerman ? Scores
     
  5. brachyrynchos

    brachyrynchos Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2017
    Messages:
    1,030
    Likes Received:
    574
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Richter let in that 75ft stinker by Ron Francis (it was a good shot, but still...) in game 4 of the '92 Patrick Division finals. Pittsburgh later tied the game up and ended up winning it in OT. Evened up the series, Pens won the next 2 to take the series.
     
  6. Normand Lacombe

    Normand Lacombe Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2008
    Messages:
    1,141
    Likes Received:
    872
    Trophy Points:
    129
    Location:
    Omaha, NE
    Claude Lemieux scoring a terrible softie on Hextall in game 5 of the 1995 ECF from the neutral zone. The goal came with 40 seconds left of a tie game and gave NJ a 3-2 series lead. The Flyers never recovered, losing the series in six games.
     
  7. reckoning

    reckoning Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    6,389
    Likes Received:
    307
    Trophy Points:
    124
    Recently watched Game 4 of the '92 Final between Pittsburgh and Chicago, a game where the Hawks were facing elimination. Chicago had just tied the game, but on the very next play Ed Belfour got beat on a weak one-handed backhand from Kevin Stevens. Keenan immediately pulled Belfour right after that.
     
  8. WaltPoddubny

    WaltPoddubny Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2017
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    38
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Gender:
    Male

    Because when you're a 6'4 goalie, jumping up is a sensible thing to do.
     
  9. Uncle Rotter

    Uncle Rotter Registered User

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    432
    Trophy Points:
    156
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Kelowna, B.C.
    (Channeling Don Cherry) It looked like that one went off of Watter's stick.
     
    Sentinel likes this.
  10. ORHawksFan

    ORHawksFan Registered User

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Konstantinov OT goal in game 3 of the 95 WCF, puts Detroit up 3-0.



    Also the 2015 NCAA championship game, BU's goalie lets in a center ice dump in late in the 3rd to tie the same (1:38 in the below video)

     
    nnynetpotato likes this.
  11. The Panther

    The Panther Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    10,034
    Likes Received:
    3,516
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Good one! That was brutal.
     
  12. Dennis Bonvie

    Dennis Bonvie Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2007
    Messages:
    15,032
    Likes Received:
    1,699
    Trophy Points:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Unknown
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Brodeur:

     
    goeb likes this.
  13. ChrisK97

    ChrisK97 Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2016
    Messages:
    11,063
    Likes Received:
    2,428
    Trophy Points:
    151
  14. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    27,452
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    229
    Here it is............1:30. Yeah, a bad one because it got the Habs back in the game in Game 7 of the Cup final. Ouch. I've seen this clip before and I cannot take my eyes off of that girl who reacts after the Lemaire goal by rolling her eyes. Just gorgeous! Anyways............(ahem)...........back to hockey.


    I've seen that goal before, and it is the first thing I thought about too. It could have taken a slight misdirection, and I think it did. Granted, Anderson was a LONG ways away from the net and in the position he was in he was clearly teeing up for a shot so as a goalie from that far out I think you have to be prepared either way.
     
    adsfan, Sentinel and nnynetpotato like this.
  15. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    27,452
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    229
    I think there is a worse overtime goal from the Oilers and Jets in the 1980s. I can't find it on Youtube but the overtime goal in 1984 Game 2 of the opening round. Randy Gregg took a somewhat weak shot from the point and the Jets goalie lets a non-screened goal from the point just slide in. It wasn't a hard shot, not a trick shot and he knew it once he let it in.

    Either way, 1984 or 1987 I don't think the Oilers lose either way.

    For the longest time I always thought Grant Fuhr's goal that he allowed in overtime in Game 1 of the 1987 Canada Cup final was weak against Semak. Truth is, it wasn't. That was a very, very difficult shot to make and about as perfect as possible. Reminds me a bit of Yzerman against Casey in 1996 which seemingly looked like a shot you should stop. Sure he could have, but it was also a hard labelled shot, just like Semak's.

    Okay here is a goal. I don't know, is it weak? You guys tell me. It never gets talked about as being weak.
     
  16. Beau Knows

    Beau Knows Captain Canada

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2013
    Messages:
    7,642
    Likes Received:
    1,032
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Canada
  17. koyvoo

    koyvoo For Badgeholders Only

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2014
    Messages:
    8,826
    Likes Received:
    7,616
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Toronto-Ottawa game 7 2004

     
    Sentinel, Uncle Rotter and goeb like this.
  18. The Panther

    The Panther Registered User

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2014
    Messages:
    10,034
    Likes Received:
    3,516
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Tokyo, Japan
    Good memory! I thought posting that one, but I just didn't think it was that 'important' as the Oil had already won game one. But yeah, it is brutal!
     
  19. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    27,452
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    229
    Found it.
    0:25 is that terrible Gregg goal. I don't know how that goes in. Gregg is literally just trying to get a decent shot away by the looks of it, there are no screens in front. Another one, Moog looked horrible on this goal in 1997. Ryan Smyth on a questionable angle bursting down the left wing. It isn't Nieuwendyk vs. Lalime in 2004, but it shouldn't have gone in either. That's at 5:18
     
    goeb likes this.
  20. Johnny Engine

    Johnny Engine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    3,610
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    139
    It's a little hard to tell what Tretiak's sightline was like given that he's not in frame when Henderson releases his shot, but it's possible that Tsygankov got in the way or deflected it.
    The pass Lutchenko makes though, woof. Why would you just backhand the puck right into the middle of the ice like that?
     
  21. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    27,452
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    229
    Definitely belongs in the other thread "bad defensive plays in big moments" too
     
  22. McGarnagle

    McGarnagle Yes.

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2017
    Messages:
    9,835
    Likes Received:
    9,250
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Game 7 of the 2010 ECSF, at the tail end of the first period, Bruins stormed out to a 3-0 lead and were dominating play. A Flyer player (I think it was Briere, could be mistaken) tries a shot from just inside the blue line but heels it and Tuukka Rask gets completely twisted around like a pretzel by a 20 MPH dribbler that finds its way into the net to give the Flyers life heading into the first intermission. The Bruins were deflated and the collapse followed in the second and third periods.
     
    brucejohnjennerlawso likes this.
  23. Big Phil

    Big Phil Registered User

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2003
    Messages:
    27,452
    Likes Received:
    1,034
    Trophy Points:
    229
    That was bad, yeah. I'll give him a break though, it was deflected badly and certainly is the reason it threw him off.
     
  24. ShelbyZ

    ShelbyZ Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    2,036
    Likes Received:
    966
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Jamie Langenbrunner's red line slap shot that went in on Chris Osgood during OT in game 5 of the 1998 WCF comes to mind.

    Certainly helped fuel the silly notion that the Red Wings won in spite of Osgood in 1998...
     
  25. frisco

    frisco Some people claim that there's a woman to blame...

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2017
    Messages:
    1,301
    Likes Received:
    548
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Northern Hemisphere
    The last four games in Moscow of that series were literally strewn with bad goals let in by Tretiak. A lot of stoppable shots went in for Canada. The one in the video isn't horrible but it seems like there were quite a few of them.

    My Best-Carey
     
    Uncle Rotter and nnynetpotato like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"