The penalty shot is widely referred to as the most exciting play in hockey. Whether it happens during the course of a game, or will help decide the outcome in a shootout, the one on one scenario always brings the crowd to their feet.
NHL stars like Datsyuk, Malkin and Stamkos typically use these opportunities to make their stars shine a little brighter, with some silky deking or a top shelf wrister. Though the spotlight is on the skater, sometimes it's the guy between the pipes that steals the show.
The shootout also creates "specialists" like Lars Eller or Jussi Jokinen, who toil in mediocrity during the other 60 plus minutes, but become YouTube stars in the shootout format.
Then there's these guys.
There is some star power on this list for sure, but some of these clips have ruined some reputations too. The following are the Ten Biggest Shootout Fails.