Thursday at SAP Center, the San Jose Sharks held Military Appreciation Night, and their ceremonial face-off was a sight to behold.
A bomb-disposal robot that resembled Pixar’s WALL-E dropped the puck.
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) January 26, 2018
According to the Sharks, two members of the 114th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit operated the robot so that it would drop the biscuit on command.
Sharks captain Joe Pavelski and Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh got a kick out of the experience. As did the Sharks bench.
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Instagram user @_musared_ published video of the puck drop as well from his lower-bowl seats.
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This abiotic piece of machinery follows a bomb-sniffing dog, Corporal Nero, dropping the puck ahead of a Anaheim Ducks game in 2016.
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