Late in the third period, the defensive pairing of Carlzner – John Carlson and Karl Alzner – went out for a shift together to keep the rallying Boston Bruins off the board. The Bruins had scored three unanswered goals to tie the game and were pushing for a fourth.
Then a disaster scenario played out. A Bruins player wound up and fired a shot from the point. The biscuit struck Karl Alzner in the slot and the Calgary native went down in a heap. NBCSN play-by-play man Mike Emrick thought Alzner was injured.
Instead Alzner’s skate blade popped off leaving the defenseman with one mobile leg.
And that’s when the ridiculousness began. Alzner gathered himself, got up, and then flailed towards the Caps bench like a baby deer. Eventually Carlson would give him a friendly nudge in the back with his stick.
In the past, we’ve seen both Tom Wilson and former Capital Steve Oleksy lose their skate blades during game action. If anything, Alzner’s journey back to the bench was much less adventurous than it could have been.
If you look really close, you can see Karl Alzner's skate blade which was knocked off his boot by a Bruins shot pic.twitter.com/VCTRc9rQKZ
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) December 8, 2016
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