Biggest Bloopers of 2014-15
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Despite being comprised of the most skilled players in the world, the high-paced intensity of NHL gameplay usually calls for a brain fart or two, even among some of the league's greats.

Once could argue that the Toronto Maple Leafs season has been one big blooper, but we won't go there. So here's a look at some of the biggest bloopers of the 2014-15 season. 

Crawford lets one slide under his stick

The Chicago Blackhawks are always a threat in the West. Besides their well-balanced offense, they have great goaltending ... usually.

Corey Crawford is in the top 10 in both goals-against average and save percentage, but Feb. 20, Crawford let in a softy from center ice against the Colorado Avalanche.

Ekman-Larsson scores from another time zone

If it makes Crawford feel any better, Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier one-upped the Hawks netminder, letting in a shot by Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson from the Coyotes' blue line.

It was also the fastest short-handed goal to start a period in NHL history.  

Luongo makes a gaffe on long bouncing shot

He may be playing in Florida, but that doesn't mean Roberto Luongo can hide from his biggest blunders. On Feb. 10 in a game against the Anaheim Ducks, Luongo let in a bouncing shot from just inside the red line.


Luckily, his Panthers were already beating up on the Ducks and won the game 6-2. 

Flames score ... on themselves

It's one thing to get scored on, but it's another thing for a team to score on themselves. 

During a delayed penalty in a game against the Vancouver Canucks on Dec. 20, the Calgary Flames pulled their goalie, hoping to take advantage with the extra man.

However, when Dennis Wideman tried to play the puck back to the point, it eluded Mason Raymond, going past the last man back and toward the empty cage. There was nothing any of the Flames could do but watch in disbelief.


Holtby makes puck disappear

Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby has been one of the best this year at eating up pucks. That skill hit a whole new level in a Jan. 4 game against the Panthers. 

After Holtby made a save, the 25-year-old lost the puck in his equipment. It took a long look by Holtby and the referees before the puck was finally found. 

Hayes's stick gets locked in Lecavalier's helmet

From the "never seen that before" files: in a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers on Nov. 29, Vincent Lecavalier and Kevin Hayes got into a bit of a scrum.

Hayes then somehow got his stick stuck in Lecavalier's helmet. Lecavalier tried to get it out, but resorted to just ditching the helmet entirely. 

Hiller trips over the red line

As several of the above videos demonstrate, being a goalie is not easy. On top of eluding screens and getting in front of 100 mph slap shots, netminders have to be careful not to trip on the red line. 

Nov. 20 against the Montreal CanadiensJonas Hiller was not so lucky, as he took a tumble while coming out to play the puck. Luckily for Hiller, the mishap didn't cost his team.

Zetterberg wears advertisement on jersey

Rumors have circulated over the last couple years that the NHL may consider putting advertisements on jerseys to help generate revenue. 

Apparently Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg heard the news and decided to give the league an idea of how that might look.

During a Jan. 6 game against the Edmonton Oilers, Zetterberg got an  advertisement stuck to his jersey and skated around with it, unaware that it was following him.

Petrovic makes unconventional line change

Having played only 13 games for the Panthers the previous two seasons, Alex Petrovic was definitely eager to make an impression on his coach this season.

This was not the way to do it. In a game Feb. 13 against the Dallas Stars, Petrovic lined up Vernon Fiddler for a devastating hit, but things didn't go as planned.

Petrovic missed the hit and flew over the boards, nearly landing in Luongo's lap.

Moss leaves penalty box without glove

The new NHL is all about speed, but sometimes the pace of the game is too much for the players to handle. Just ask forward David Moss

Moss was leaving the penalty box after serving a penalty in an Oct. 16 game and got one of his gloves stuck in the penalty box door. He was in such a hurry that he skated off without it. 

Biggest Bloopers of 2014-15
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