Loui Eriksson puts first goal with Canucks in own net (Video)

Calgary Flames' Nicklas Grossmann, left, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks' Loui Eriksson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey preseason game, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
Calgary Flames’ Nicklas Grossmann, left, of Sweden, checks Vancouver Canucks’ Loui Eriksson, of Sweden, during the second period of an NHL hockey preseason game, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

There was a lot of buzz around the Vancouver Canucks signing of the (once) under-the-radar great Loui Eriksson. Rightfully so, the winger is a huge boost to the Canucks offense.

He made his much anticipated debut in Vancouver on Saturday night against the Calgary Flames.

It was all going great … until 9:14 of the first period.

Alex Edler drew a holding penalty on Troy Brouwer. With the official’s arm raised, Eriksson kept the puck moving as the Canucks made a change and goaltender Ryan Miller came off the ice.

It was one-on-four as Eriksson puckhandled around the Calgary players encircling him. He made one too many moves and sent the puck backwards into the Vancouver zone on a beeline for the net. Erik Gudbranson rushed in vain, but the puck was going too fast.

Both the defenseman and the puck went into the goal.

The scorers gave the goal to Calgary rookie defenseman Brett Kulak – his first in the NHL!

As Steph caught on GIF, Kulak took full advantage of “his” first professional goal and proceeded with ceremonial high fives with half the Flames bench.

This content is not available due to your privacy preferences.
Update your settings here to see it.

Alas, it wasn’t meant to be. For Kulak, that is.

The official scorer later changed the goal to Brouwer who had the penalty against him that started the whole play to begin with.

As for Loui (and his fantasy owners) it’s still a minus on the score sheet. Not a great start for what is expected to be another painful year in Vancouver.

– – – – – – –

Jen Neale is an editor for Puck Daddy on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or follow her on Twitter!