Canucks fans react to wild Jacob Markstrom collision (VIDEO)

Feb 18 2021, 5:38 pm

It’s not every game you get to see a big open-ice hit, never mind one that involves a goalie delivering it.

That was the case during Wednesday’s Canucks-Flames game in Calgary, which saw Jacob Markstrom charge out of his crease to break up a Tanner Pearson breakaway in the second period. Markstrom got to the puck just in time, sending Pearson flying in a spectacular collision.

Markstrom and Pearson were seen talking to each other afterwards, with the former Canucks goalie sporting a big grin on his face.

He wasn’t smiling for long though.

Minutes later, Markstrom charged out of his crease again, but this time Bo Horvat saw him coming, leading to the 2-0 goal.

Markstrom told reporters after the game that he wasn’t happy with his decision-making.

“I had no business going out on either one of them,” said Markstrom. “You want to help the team win, stop pucks, not to give goals away like that. It’s obviously frustrating when you’re helping the other team instead of helping your own team.”

The Canucks won the game 5-1, but not before a tremendous amount of hilarity ensued on Twitter.

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