Devante Smith-Pelly had an extreme ice adventure late in the first period against the Montreal Canadiens.
Smith-Pelly lost his skate blade after absorbing a rough run into the boards by Kenny Agostino.
This was problematic (and funny) because skating is hard without one of your skate blades. Who knew?
Here’s the hit.
DSP tried to get the referee’s attention by slamming his stick on the ice, but I’m sorry to say, DSP, you can’t get a whistle for losing your skate blade.
So DSP tried his best to make it to the bench. It was a struggle.
He resembled Bambi on ice.
Matt Niskanen, not a fan of Agostino’s hit and probably realizing any whistle was a good whistle at this point, grabbed (bottom right) the Canadiens forward.
The two fought. DSP, unable to move, had a front row seat to the fight as he stood by the official.
After the two combatants were ushered to the penalty box, Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny towed DSP, like a car with a flat tire, back to the bench.
This isn’t the first time something like this has happened to DSP. He also lost his skate guard during Game One of the Stanley Cup Final, which led to a Tomas Nosek goal.
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