Own Goal, “Whoa” Goal! Carl Hagelin Scores Empty-Net, Own Goal; Wild’s Marcus Foligno Reaches 100 Career Goals Without A Shot on Goal

As if the Washington Capitals’ Saturday night tilt against the Minnesota Wild could not get more action-packed, a bizarre and rare own goal sequence was perhaps the cherry on top with just under six minutes left in the second period.

With the Capitals holding a 2-0 lead over the Wild and largely carrying the pace of play, a delayed penalty on the Wild saw Capitals’ goaltender Zach Fucale head to the bench for an extra skater. In the offensive zone, a misplaced pass by Carl Hagelin found its way all the way down the rink into the net.

The goal was credited to Minnesota’s Marcus Foligno, which gave him 100 in his NHL career; in another head-spinner, Foligno reached the milestone without being credited for a shot on net.

The Capitals would eventually fall to the Wild in a shootout, 4-3.

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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1 Response to Own Goal, “Whoa” Goal! Carl Hagelin Scores Empty-Net, Own Goal; Wild’s Marcus Foligno Reaches 100 Career Goals Without A Shot on Goal

  1. Anonymous says:

    Unreal. This is such a Capitals thing.

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