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!