I’m sure by now you have seen the flubbed shootout attempt by New Jersey Devils $100 million super star Ilya Kovalchuk. But if you haven’t yet, let me give you a quick rundown of what happened last night in front of his hometown fans.
Against the Buffalo Sabres, two of the bottom feeders of the league skated to a 4-4 tie after regulation and overtime. Both skaters in the first round of the shootout failed to score. Buffalo’s second player scored whole New Jersey’s third scored to send it to a fourth round. Buffalo’s fourth skater scored and all that Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth needed to do was make a save against a player with a $100 million contract on his hands. The rest as they say, was history:
After the game, Kovalchuk simply said the puck rolled off his stick. It more looked like the beginning of the train wreck season the Devils have had so far. This is something that only happens to bad teams, such as former Detroit Lions quarterback Dan Orlovsky infamously running out of bounds accidentally to avoid a sack against the Minnesota Vikings in their history-making 0-16 season of 2008. By the way EB, do you still want to trade for Kovalchuk?