Predators' Turris scores own goal after McDavid's shot deflected

Arun SrinivasanContributor
Yahoo Sports Canada

It’s always cruel fate to score on your own net and you have to feel for Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris for doing his best Lionel Messi impression.

Nashville held a 2-0 lead against the Edmonton Oilers during the second period of Saturday’s game, before Connor McDavid caused chaos.

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

With the Oilers on the power play, McDavid found a shooting lane and got a quick wrist shot off, which was deflected by teammate Alex Chiasson, then disaster struck for Turris. The puck caromed off Juuse Saros and hit an unsuspecting Turris, who accidentally kicked the puck into his own net.

Turris eventually realizes what he’s done and flails his stick in horror, but it’s too late, as the Oilers get on the board, and would eventually tie the game in the second period courtesy of Leon Draisaitl.

Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris will try to forget Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers as quickly as possible after scoring an own goal. (Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)
Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris will try to forget Saturday's game against the Edmonton Oilers as quickly as possible after scoring an own goal. (Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

If Nashville comes back to win, Turris will likely shake it off, but you know he’s feeling awful at the moment. It could be worse, as long-time Oilers fans can attest, as it’s nowhere close to Steve Smith’s ill-fated own goal in 1986, but every own goal hurts in its own way.

More NHL coverage from Yahoo Sports

What to Read Next

Back