Streaker takes spotlight in Flames-Bruins draw
Boston captain Joe Thornton had a great night on the scoresheet, but it was streaker who stole the show in the Bruins' 3-3 tie against the Calgary Flames.
Wearing only a pair of red socks, he scaled the glass near the penalty box during a stoppage in play and just over five minutes to play in the game.
He apparently slipped when his feet touched the ice and landed hard on his back and head, knocking himself unconscious.
After a delay of six minutes, he was removed on a stretcher to a huge ovation from the Pengrowth Saddledome crowd.
That was the highlight of a bizarre night in Calgary.
The Flames tied the game at 3-3 with 19 seconds left in the second period on a fluky play.
After some scrumming along the side boards between Stephane Yelle and Hal Gill, the puck squirted out to Chris Clark, whose centring pass deflected off defenceman Jonathan Girard's leg and in between goaltender Steve Shields' pads.
Tony Lydman and Chuck Kobasew also scored for the Flames (1-2-1-0), which hasn't won in three home starts this season.
Glen Murray, Bryan Berard and Girard replied for the Bruins (2-1-1-0), who are unbeaten in their last three games.
Jarome Iginla almost ended the game in overtime.
Last year's scoring champ had several close chances to net a goal, but he was stopped by Shields each time.
Shields made 24 saves for the Bruins, while Turek stopped 16 for the Flames.
Boston opened the scoring when Murray tallied the game's first goal, a power-play score at 5:45 of the first period.
As Thornton fought for the puck behind the net Murray freed himself out front. Thornton was able to find the Bruins right winger with a nice pass and Murray one-timed a shot past Turek's glove side, putting Boston up 1-0.
The Flames answered toward the end of the period with a power-play goal of their own. After Chris Drury blasted a shot from the point, Lydman found the rebound and tucked a shot past Shields from just outside the crease, tying the game with just one minute to go in the frame.
Calgary took the lead early in period two on its second man advantage goal of the game. Kobasew beat Shields stick-side on a one-timer off a pass from Marc Savard just 1:29 into the frame. Kobasew's second goal of the season put the Flames on top, 2-1.
But the lead was short-lived. Girard bested Turek for his first goal of the young season, a rebound he jammed through the five-hole from inside the crease that tied the game at two 5:19 into the second period.
Boston scored again in the second period to regain the lead. After Thornton blasted a slap shot from the top of the right circle, Berard found the rebound just outside the crease and placed the puck into the empty side of net, putting the Bruins up 3-2.
with files from Sports Network