Victor Rask isn’t exactly off to the greatest start out due to the fact joining the Minnesota Wild in the Nino Niederreiter trade with the Carolina Hurricanes.
The 25-calendar year-previous middle has just just one goal and just one support in six online games and he whiffed on a golden option to get the Wild off to a fantastic start out in a shootout against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night time.
Filling in for Wild shootout professional Mikko Koivu, who went down with a decrease-body personal injury, Rask skated towards the goal and missing the puck, never ever obtaining a shot off.
It proved to be a crucial error as Buffalo scored the only goal of the shootout to safe a 5-4 win. But as unattractive as it was it can be significantly from the worst shootout blunder in Wild history.
Try to remember Devin Setoguchi’s epic slide against the Montreal Canadiens in 2012?
Rask fumbled the puck on the opening shootout attempt whilst Setoguchi’s finished the game. Had he scored the Wild would’ve forced a different round in the shootout.
As the announcer in the Setoguchi video clip stated: “The complete worst factor about this is there’s video clip tape.”
You can find no way Rask’s fail life without end like Setoguchi’s will, but a Reddit thread titled “I ponder how Victor Rask is performing…. oh…. Nevermind” unquestionably will.
Note: Niederreiter has five targets and just one assists and is a additionally-four in seven online games with the Hurricanes.