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by Paul on 05/14/12 at 01:08 PM ET
from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail,
Some of the lowlights feature familiar names (Vesa Toskala) making another of a long line of flubs but others star Martin Brodeur, Tim Thomas and Patrick Roy. All of them have one thing in common - a quick or not so quick lapse of concentration. Some miscues came in Stanley Cup finals.
Roman Cechmanek is still hated in Philadelphia for his brain cramps while tending goal for the Flyers. He gave up a big goal in the 2003 playoffs to the Toronto Maple Leafs when he was worried more about retrieving a lost glove than Robert Reichel’s shot from the boards.
Tim Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy as the Boston Bruins took the Stanley Cup but a few years earlier he also fanned on a clearing attempt with his stick to give up an embarrassing goal against the New Jersey Devils. Speaking of the Devils, Brodeur once misplayed a similar shoot-in for a long goal in the Cup final.
Then there are those who received a come-uppance for hot-dogging. Patrick Roy tried to show off when he made a great glove save against the Detroit Red Wings.
Below, watch- Most Embarassing Hockey Moments: Goalies (2000-2010) and probably the one goal I remember the most, Lidstrom beating Cloutier from center ice and remember, the Wings were down 0-2 in the series at the time…
Scroll to 3:29 for Lidstrom goal in the below video…
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