Tampa Bay's Stamkos Brings The Rare Art Of Scoring Own Goal To NHL

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Zohaib Ahmed
During his six-year NHL career, Tampa Bay Lightning skipper Steven Stamkos has put pucks into goals hundreds of times, but he'd be kicking himself for doing it in the third period of his team's clash with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

During his six-year NHL career, Tampa Bay Lightning skipper Steven Stamkos has put pucks into goals hundreds of times, but he'd be kicking himself for doing it in the third period of his team's clash with the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

With the game tied at 2-2, his seemingly-harmless pass to the point deflected off the boards and went racing into his team's own net, which of course was empty.

Own goals are common in some sports but in ice hockey, they are extremely rare. They almost never happen in this North American sport, which is why Stamkos' feat is such a hot topic right now.

But, despite Stamkos' best efforts, the hapless Sabres still lost the game 4-3. Oh, and Stamkos atoned for his error by scoring the winner.

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