Video: Mark Fayne nails linesman while clearing the puck

Some will call it dumb luck and others may say it intentional, but anytime a ref gets hurt, it is an ugly scene on the ice. The Edmonton Oilers were getting killed by the Columbus Blue Jackets and in what seemed like an innocuous play, turned into a real bungle for the Oilers.

With all that open space, Mark Fayne accidentally zeroed in on the official.

This kind of puts the entire Oilers season into a microcosm, didn’t it? Nothing ever seems to go right for them and this season hasn’t been an exception. Luckily they have McDavid to fall back on, right?

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