O'Byrne's, was easily much more embarassing.
-He did it on home ice.
-He plays for the Montreal Canadiens.
(That pretty much means, ridicule from the home crowd, with no rock to crawl under).
-Own goals are MUCH more embarassing, than missing an empty net after hitting a rut in the ice.
-He pretty much was the talk of the town, and again, couldn't hide from his mistake, no matter where he hid.
-Did I mention he did so while playing for the Canadiens? That means chants, and sarcastic cheers everytime you touch the puck, which pretty much would rattle the most mentally strong young athlete, until they could possibly shake it off while playing on the road, or after a few games.
-Stefan's blunder. He can blame it on the bad ice.
-O'Byrne?...Well, yeah...his is more embarassing.
...and if the Oilers don't get that point they finish the season with 70 points instead of 71 which means they would have been the 5th worst team in the league and Chicago would have been the 6th. If the Oilers were the 5th worst team, they win the lottery. Patrick Kane is an Oiler and Sam Gagner is most likely a Hawk.
Damn Hemsky and his ability to make the highlights.
Ray Ferraro's call is what makes the Stefan play even greater. He is 100% correct. It was all Stefan's fault showboating instead of shooting the puck in the empty net. He got what he deserved and is now out of the NHL, just like he deserves to be. What a crappy player.