AHL goalie doesn't hear whistle, stops shootout attempt anyway (Video)

Instagram / Scott Sabourin

The AHL's Manchester Monarchs fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack 3-2 after a shootout Saturday night. The Monarchs had the last shot, but they wouldn't have had an opportunity to tie had Joey Crabb put his attempt by goaltender Patrik Bartosak.

Bartosak denied Crabb his chance, but it was pure luck. You see, Bartosak didn't hear the referee's whistle signaling Crabb to begin his attempt and had his head down the entire time. The Wolf Pack forward just drilled his shot into the netminder's pad.

Original video via Scott Sabourin on Instagram here in embeddable YouTube form:

The post-save reaction from both players is fun. Bartosak seems pretty pissed about not hearing the whistle, while Crabb is incredulous he just missed a shot versus a goaltender who wasn't even aware what was going on.

Bartosak has a good idea for the future now:

Stick-tap Paul Bissonnette

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