Lee Stempniak and the Top 10 Worst Shootout Attempts in NHL History

September 25th, 2010 by Kaelan Lupton Leave a reply »
The shootout.

It's an aspect of the game that is favoured by many, due to its exciting and unpredictable nature.

An aspect of the game that is also hated by a selective group, because they believe a tie should be settled with hockey, not a talent contest.

An aspect of the game that always ends with a winner, a loser, and a hero.

Since its introduction in the 2005-06 season, the shootout has garnered a wide array of emotions from NHL fans around the world, seeing everything from adoration to complete disdain.

It's a "love it or hate it" kind of thing.

Each team sends out three players to compete in a best-of-three shootout challenge. In the occasion of a tie in score after all six shooters, both teams will designate one player at a time to try and end the game.

It's a chance for players to show their stuff and prove that they have some magic up their sleeves.

In its five-year National Hockey League lifespan, the shootout has brought us a staggering number of memorable dekes, goals, and hockey games.

I'm sure we all remember Marek Malik's 15th round, between-the-legs heroics. The s ...

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