When you shouldn't keep your head in the game

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When you shouldn't keep your head in the game

By Justin Aucoin
Special contributor for WickedGoodSports.com

Last Thursday San Jose Sharks d-man Dan Boyle was at the wrong end of a self-goal when a Paul Gaustard took a shot off the face-off that hit Boyle off the head, over the goalies shoulder and into the net.

Ouch!

Rumor has it that Gaustard was inspired by Larry Birds and Michael Jordans Nothing But Net commercials.

Sadly for Mr. Boyle, this isnt the first time hes scored on his own team.

Last year in playoff game during overtime, Boyles pass -- intended to go behind the net -- went into the net, giving the Quebec Nodiques Colorado Avalanche the victory.

This announcer isnt nearly excited enough.

After the game Annti Niemi was seen having a phone conversation with former-Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov.

Boyle shouldnt feel too bad. Leafs d-man Mike Komisarek head butted a shot into his own net last season also giving a goal to the Aves.

In fact, Komisarek had about two or three self-goals before actually tallying one for his own team last year.

We kinda feel bad for Boyle; Komisarek, not so much. Anytime Komi struggles it puts a smile on our faces. But we have Boyle on our fantasy teams so shenanigans like this really kill us in the - department.

Ahhh, memories.

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BOSTON – Here are the Stars, Studs and Duds from Boston’s 123-111 Game 1 win over the Washington Wizards in their best-of-seven series. 

STARS

Isaiah Thomas: To be effective with all that he’s dealing with from an emotional standpoint continues to amaze us all. Thomas, just 24 hours removed from his younger sister’s funeral, delivered yet another gem of a game with 33 points on 11-for-23 shooting with nine assists with just two turnovers.

John Wall: Showing he’s more than just a guard with speed who can score, Wall finished with a double-double of 20 points on 9-for-20 shooting, to go with a game-high 16 assists.

STUDS

Jae Crowder: The Celtics needed a solid complimentary scorer to Isaiah Thomas, and Crowder was that dude during a critical third quarter stretch for Boston. He finished with a playoff career-high 24 points on 8-for-14 shooting with six rebounds. 

Bradley Beal: Half of one of the NBA’s best backcourts, Beal showed a much-improved postseason perimeter game. Having shot less than 30 percent on 3’s in Washington’s first-round series with Atlanta, Beal was 4-for-7 from long range which was part of his team high 27 -point game. 

Al Horford: Once again Horford flirted with a triple-double, scoring 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting, to go with 10 assists and nine rebounds with a blocked shot.  

Otto Porter Jr.: He was one of the few players for the Wizards whose plus/minus in Game 1 was positive (+3). He had 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting to go with 11 rebounds and two steals. 

Avery Bradley: The numbers don’t always tell the story when it comes to Bradley’s impact. He didn’t shoot the ball particularly well in Game 1, but he still managed to score 18 points on 7-for-20 shooting, in addition to grabbing five rebounds with four assists and four steals.

Kelly Oubre Jr.: He was a major factor in Washington’s fast start and with Markieff Morris’ knee injury, he may wind up starting Game 2. He finished with 12 points off the bench, shooting 5-for-8 from the field.

DUDS

Gerald Green: The Celtics remain undefeated with Green in the starting lineup, but his impact on Game 1 was nowhere to be found. He played just seven minutes without taking a single shot from the field. The only stat he registered was a turnover while his plus/minus on the floor was -13.