Sunday, July 24, 2011

Top 10 Video Special - Breakaways That Went Wrong

Welcome to Part 8 of Down Goes Avery's Video Series.  In this installment, I take the 10 most memorable breakaways (breakaways, penalty shots, shootouts) that were bizarre or went wrong in some way.  You might think of this as the breakaways that resulted in some sort of failure.  Anyway, we all laughed as these happened, and occasionally watched in disbelief at what we were seeing.  I think that speaks for itself.  Enjoy.

#10 - "Soccer on ice"

As Dominic Moore's stick snapped, the puck came right to him, leaving him on a breakaway with no stick.

#9 - "Second time's a charm"

Linus Omark got a little bit anxious to take his first ever shootout attempt, but he dazzled on his second try.

#8 - "Using a triple-iron"

Viktor Stalberg's penalty shot resulted in him hitting 3 posts...on one shot.

#7 - "Acrobatic failure"

Patrick Eaves took quite a tumble on this shootout attempt.

#6 - "Acrobatic fail, part 2"

If you liked the Eaves shootout attempt, you'll love Dennis Wideman as he blows a tire.

#5 - "Can't score without the puck"

Chris Conner did everything right on this penalty shot.  Well, except he forgot the puck.

#4 - "$100 million blunder"

Ilya Kovalchuk didn't exactly get off to a great start in his first full season in New Jersey.  This was rock bottom.

#3 - "Falling fail in style"

Steven Stamkos couldn't get a shot off on this penalty shot, but for what it's worth, he fell down in style.

#2 - "Taking out the anger"

The shooter does nothing wrong here, however Keith Ballard, the defenseman, performs this blunder.

#1 - "Bungle on the ice"

In perhaps one of the greatest individual failures in hockey history, Patrik Stefan shows us why it ain't over till it's over.

WHAT DID I MISS?  Chances are, I missed something strange and unusual.  If you think I missed something, copy and paste the URL into the comments below.  Thanks for viewing.