An empty net is enough to put any hockey fan on edge. The idea of leaving the cage unoccupied makes some restless.
That's due at large to how many things can go terribly wrong when the net is empty. Players screw up and unimaginable goals are scored.
Things can go the opposite way, however. What a great sight it is to be staring down an empty net as a goal scorer. But that just makes the fall that much harder when the player misses the empty net.
Let's take a look at some of the worst empty-net fails in hockey history.