Sunday’s Game 6 matchup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings featured a moment that Edmonton goalie Stuart Skinner would surely like to have back at a key point in the game.
Edmonton clung to a 4-3 lead with 12 minutes remaining in the third period. However, Skinner made what on the surface was an indefensible mistake, turning it over at his own goal.
Skinner received the puck from his teammate and proceeded to absolutely whiff as he tried to pass it up ice. This resulted in an easy goal for Kings center Phillip Danault.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED⁉️
This game is TIED 👀 pic.twitter.com/15MRu5Uxgf
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) April 30, 2023
It looked like he completely missed the puck on the pass, but that actually wasn’t the case. A replay of the play shows that was he makes contact on the pass his stick breaks, causing the puck to barely move as he makes contact.
— Hockey Daily 365 l NHL Highlights (@HockeyDaily365) April 30, 2023
It was truly a bad break for Skinner. However, most didn’t see that at home and absolutely blasted him on social media for this allowing this brutal goal.
Stuart Skinner vibe check 📉 https://t.co/7IncwkYhB0
— Staff & Graph Podcast (@StaffGraph) April 30, 2023
Oh no, Stuart Skinner… pic.twitter.com/WJP3sb6g3P
— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) April 30, 2023
Welcome to the blooper reel, Stuart Skinner 😬 pic.twitter.com/LKjD5OHrmz
— Gino Hard (@GinoHard_) April 30, 2023
Stuart Skinner LOL pic.twitter.com/2muZ3ZVdPc
— Robert Chavez (@_ChavezRobert) April 30, 2023
— Anthony Rivera (@AntRivera86) April 30, 2023
Luckily for Skinner and the Oilers, this bad break didn’t end up costing them in this game. Oilers right wing Kailer Yamamoto would come through with a clutch goal with three minutes to go to take the lead.
Yamamoto gives the Oilers the lead with 3 minutes to go 👀 pic.twitter.com/TofwRdaB3G
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) April 30, 2023
The Oilers would hang on for the 5-4 victory and take the series 4-2 against the Kings.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) April 30, 2023
You have to feel good for Skinner since their team didn’t lose on this bad break. They will now face off against the Vegas Golden Knights in the Second Round after their series win over the Winnipeg Jets.
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