The girly squealing voice of Cindy Crosby is still ringing in my ears: "Haha, haha... Did he shoot that in his own net?! He shoot that in his own net!"
We know those goals in your own net happen all the time in hockey and other sports. In 1994 World Cup United States won the game vs. Columbia when their defender deflected the ball into their own net. He was shot to death shortly after getting back to Columbia.
Anyhow I've never in my entire life saw a player to score in your own net like Backstrom did.
It is usually a deflection or something like that. But he was shooting at the net as if it was Canadiens net with Huet in it. Could it be a temporary mental meltdown? Huet had Montreal Canadiens mask and played only few games for Caps.
It prompted some guy at mlive.com hockey forum to say:
"That looked so intentional that it probably was. Especially since Crosby was awarded the goal. That game looked fixed."
Of course it was not intentional, but it SURE LOOKED LIKE INTENTIONAL.
I've never seen something like that in my entire life.
From Deadspin.com "Nicklas Backstrom Plays for the Other Team."
Again, if you've not seen Backstrom's own-goal for the Capitals yesterday against the Penguins, educate yourself. He was trying to sweep it to the back boards, but ended up putting it behind Cristobal Huet for the Penguins' third goal (which, in true salt-in-the-wound fashion, was credited to Crosby).
From YouTube comments:
sweetsaz79 (1 hour ago)
Huet & Ovie's reactions broke my heart, and I'm not a Caps fan. Terrible brainfart.
And I hate Crosby even more for laughing like a hyena about it.
Update: Thanks to the comment by hamlet.
He pointed out to this video "Japanese hockey player, own goal. He celebrates!"