Troy Brouwer was credited with his second goal of the season on the play.
The Vancouver Canucks signed forward Loui Eriksson in the off-season hoping he could find chemistry with his countrymen Daniel and Henrik Sedin.
It took little time for Eriksson to find the back of the net in his Canucks debut on Saturday night unfortunately it was his own net.
The Canucks had goaltender Ryan Miller pulled for an extra attacker with a delayed penalty to Flames’ forward Troy Brouwer.
With Matthew Tkachuk pressuring near centre ice, Eriksson tried to play the puck back to Erik Gudbranson, missed and wound up putting the puck into his own net.
Brouwer was credited with his second goal of the season on the play.
During the first period intermission, Scott Oake asked Gudbranson what he was thinking as the puck got past him.
“I don’t think it’s TV-friendly,” he said. “But yeah, that’s a tough one. Tough break. That’s hockey sometimes. It can be a funny sport.”
It’s not the first time a player has scored into his own net in a game between the Canucks and Flames.
Nearly two years ago, with a delayed Canucks penalty, and the the Flames net empty, Mason Raymond missed teammate Dennis Wideman and put the puck into his own net.