Twitter Reaction: Fans roast Oilers’ Kris Russell after own-goal

Edmonton Oilers' Kris Russell scores on his own net after being pressured by Toronto Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri with just over a minute left in the game, his attempt to clear beats Laurent Brossoit and stands as the game winner.

Kris Russell is going to have a tough time falling asleep tonight.

The Edmonton Oilers defenceman broke a 4-4 tie late in Thursday’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs… by firing the puck into his own net. You can watch the tragic play at the top of this page.

Naturally, hockey fans on social media did not go easy on Russell.

While some were too extreme to print, here’s a collection of how Hockey Twitter reacted.

Some fans felt sorry for him and offered words of encouragement rather than jokes.

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