The NHL may want to cut down on the number of games decided in the shootout going forward, but unfortunately for the Columbus Blue Jackets' Cam Atkinson, his team couldn't avoid that in its game against the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
That's where Atkinson, needing a goal to extend the shootout to another round, had this happen as he attempted to beat San Jose goalie Alex Stalock.
That's ... unfortunate. Before that shot, Atkinson was a solid 4-for-9 in his career on the shootout, but sometimes you never really know what's going to happen when it comes to these things. And hey, it could have been worse. At least he didn't pull a Dennis Wideman.