Max Afinogenov would like to have this one back (Video)

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The phrase “adding insult to injury” comes to mind after viewing this clip from the KHL; because although Max Afinogenov wasn’t literally injured, we imagine his pride might have been. 

Afinogenov, the 35-year-old inexplicable member of the Buffalo Sabres alumni plaza and current captain of Vityaz Podolsk, did what he does best in a game against Salavat Yulaev on Saturday: used his speed to collect a loose puck, deked around a helpless goalie and fired the puck at the net.

Only the puck didn’t go in the net – it went off the net. And the Salavat’s Alexei Kaigorodov really, really made Max regret not scoring on the other end of the ice:

Hey, it was a weird angle and the defense was closing in, so Afinogenov was a little hasty in his shot. And hey, Vityaz had a second chance on the rebound.

But the “missed an open net and have your opponent score seconds later” chain reaction is an especially cruel one…

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