Jonathan Marchessault's shot appeared to hit Sharks' goalie Martin Jones in the cup.

The Vegas Golden Knights managed to add some potential injury to insult Sunday night against the San Jose Sharks in game six of their second-round NHL playoff series, with Jonathan Marchessault’s opening goal appearing to go in off goaltender Martin Jones’ jockstrap. This came after the Golden Knights gained the zone, but turned over the puck to Sharks’ defenseman Marc-Édouard Vlasic; however, Vlasic’s clearing attempt was picked off by William Karlsson, who fed Reilly Smith, who found Marchessault in the slot. Here’s a look at the goal as it happened:

And the replay:

Even with a cup, that looks like it could be painful. And beyond that, it certainly wasn’t good for the Sharks, who fell behind in a game that could end their postseason. The Golden Knights were up 3-2 in the series heading into this one, and they extended their lead to 2-0 later in the second period on a goal from Nate Schmidt. But this one was particularly bad for Jones and the Sharks, and particularly fun for neutral viewers. After all, it has a puck in the groin.


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Andrew Bucholtz is a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. He previously worked at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.