There’s nothing quite like watching an awful whiff on a breakaway. We’re all familiar with watching a player barrel down the ice at full speed, their eyes on the only person between them and a goal, only to watch them completely miss the puck when they try to knock it home for their team.
Well, this might just be the biggest breakaway fail of all time.
During the Hershey Bears’ game against the Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday night, Crunch winger Adam Erne was looking to score his first goal of the season and put the Crunch ahead in the game. After serving a penalty for too many men on the ice, Erne saw his chance, taking off in a one-on-one breakaway against Bears goalie Pheonix Copley.
But it just wasn’t meant to be. Erne misses the puck completely, and his left skate blows out immediately after. This sends him spinning into Copley, who gently lifts a leg to step over the winger crashing into his net.
Erne’s entire body ends up buried in the net, where he sits for a second before getting up and skating away. I’d imagine there were a lot of expletives running through his head in that second.
The best part of this might be Copley’s reaction. The Bears goalie just looks around like “…what just happened?” Copley obviously felt a bit sorry for the guy, because he gave him a supportive little pat on the back as Erne skated away from the net with as much dignity as he could muster.
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