On October 9th, 2012, we all learned a valuable lesson: Everybody has a bad day once in awhile, even a perfect human being like Brooks Laich.
In the Kloten Flyers’ 4-3 loss to Tyler Seguin‘s EHC Biel, Laich had one of his worse games as a pro. He garnered 16 penalty minutes — including a misconduct for checking Eric Beaudoin in the head — and oh yeah, he scored on his own team.
Laich’s (wearing 42 in blue) own goal is at the 35-second mark. Laich also participates in a scrum at 1:25.
Ten minutes into the first period, Laich realized things weren’t going his way when his attempt to redirect a cross-crease pass went into his own net. In the second period, Laich took one roughing penalty, then immediately exited the box and got in a scrum involving former Hershey Bear Jacob Micflikier. 5:39 later, Laich got too aggressive and checked Beaudoin from behind headfirst into the boards, which resulted in a two-minute minor and a misconduct.
Meanwhile, EHC Biel’s first line, which consists of Seguin, Micflikier, and Emanuel Peter, dominated Kloten. Micflikier scored two goals, including the game-winner to give Biel its first win in Kloten since 1994.
This is the darkest timeline.
If you’ve got video of Brooks’ check from behind, please email us!
Russian Machine Never Breaks is not associated with the Washington Capitals; Monumental Sports, the NHL, or its properties. Not even a little bit.
All original content on russianmachineneverbreaks.com is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)– unless otherwise stated or superseded by another license. You are free to share, copy, and remix this content so long as it is attributed, done for noncommercial purposes, and done so under a license similar to this one.