Mike Smith gets puck caught in his equipment and scores an own goal


The Phoenix Coyotes found a new way to lose a hockey game. 

The Coyotes took on the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night at the First Niagara Center. Sixty minutes of regulation couldn’t produce a winner so both teams went into an overtime period to award the extra point. Then things got weird. 

As you can see from the video, the puck went up into the air and fell into goaltender Mike Smith’s pads. He slid on his knees to get back into position but slid a little bit too far. He ended up carrying the puck over the line, which counted as a goal for the Sabres. After some confusion by the referees and the broadcasting crew, a review of the play awarded a goal to Buffalo. The game ended 2-1 in favor of the Sabres. 

So remember, if you think you’re having a bad day, it could always be worse!

Stick tap to CBS Sports for the video

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