Midway through the first period, Green took an awkward exchange from Braden Holtby. As he gathered the puck on his backhand, Scottie Upshall came in for a big hit behind the net. Green, looking for Nate Schmidt in the corner, had his hurried pass blocked by Upshall’s leg. The puck squirted to Derek MacKenzie in the middle of the slot, who one-timed the turnover past Holtby.
Green responded like any rational human would. He smashed his already breaking stick into several more pieces, nearly impaling his own goaltender and several Panthers players.