Predators' Smith makes ridiculous save on his own game-winning shot

BY Nick Schwartz • February 23, 2016

With the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens tied 1-1 in overtime, Craig Smith had a golden opportunity to end the game with a wide-open shot from the edge of the crease -- but he somehow stopped his own shot from going in.

Smith directed a one-timer toward the net, but his follow-through deflected the puck backward and popped it up in the air, allowing Montreal goalie Mike Condon to secure the puck and extend the game.

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Smith was understandably devastated.

Smith made up for his blunder in the shootout, where he scored the winning goal to give Nashville a 2-1 victory.