Watch KHL junior team goalie embarrass opponent with goal (Video)

Sean Leahy

The year in hockey 2013-14 is still young, but it's quickly becoming the year of own goals and goalie goals. We've already seen a handful on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean and we're barely two months into the puck calendar.

From Mike Smith to Vitali Yeremeyev to Matt Carle's and Radko Gudas' tag team to Mark Borowiecki to the Vancouver Canucks, we've seen more low-lights dominate than highlights when it comes to goals. So let's add another one to the list.

Over in Russia's MHL -- the KHL's junior league -- Spartak netminder Igor Shesterkin took advantage of an empty net opportunity in the Red Bull Salzburg end to score one himself.

Red Bull deserved that.

That right there is a violation of the cardinal rule of empty net situations. When you're up a man with your netminder on the bench, why would you shoot the puck into the zone directly at the goalie? The Red Bull players aren't in the zone yet, giving Shesterkin all the time in the world to catch the puck and line up a shot.

Shesterkin's first point in his career would be the final goal of Spartak's 4-1 victory.

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