Mark Stuart channels inner Keystone Cop, makes huge gaff leading to Ottawa Senators goal

Joel Auerbach

Mark Stuart makes a number of blunders en route to an Ottawa Senators goal.

Trailing 2-1 in the second period, the Winnipeg Jets were in need of a spark.

What they got instead was a bad play, followed by a great play, followed by a horrendous play from recently re-signed defenceman Mark Stuart.

Let's take a look at the GIFs.

Things start off inauspiciously enough with Stuart whiffing on a puck that comes to him at the blue line, prompting an odd-man rush for the Ottawa Senators. Not the worst thing in the world as the Jets are still in good shape.

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Now, what's this? Could it be?! Wow, Stuart with a tenacious back check was able to break up a cross ice pass and…. oh no. No, no, no. No! God no! NNNNOOOOOOOO!!!!

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Finally, the death blow comes as Eric Gryba deposits Ottawa's third goal of the game into Winnipeg's vacant net. Ladies and gentlemen, your Keystone Cops have arrived.

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What is this? I can't even… is this real life?

Big props to Stuart for even getting back into the play before ultimately spoiling his hard work by crashing into goaltender Ondrej Pavelec like a bowling ball.

CBC analyst Garry Galley had this to say about the play:

"What a myriad of mistakes... you cannot imagine."

Indeed, Garry. Indeed.

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