Washington Capitals center Mathieu Perreault scored his most painful goal of his career.
During Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, Perreault brought the Capitals within two midway through the third period. Jason Chimera's shot deflected off the stick of All-Star defenseman Erik Karlsson and then off Perreault's tongue and past Craig Anderson.
"My tongue was out, so it bounced off my tongue and in the net," Perreault told the Washington Times. "These things happen when you go to the net. Not the way you want to get goals, but he hit me in the face and it went in."
Such is life for the Capitals, who have dropped six of their last seven games.