It had to be a Canadian:
- Calgary, Alberta — Joe Thornton assisted on all three Boston goals as the Bruins and Calgary Flames played to a 3-3 tie Thursday night.
However, it was not Thorton’s playmaking nor the repeated acrobatic stops by Steve Shields off Calgary’s Jarome Iginla that caused the biggest stir.
A streaker scaled the glass near the penalty box during a stoppage in play with just over five minutes to play and went onto the ice.
Wearing only a pair of red socks, he slipped when his feet touched down and he landed hard on his back. He was apparently knocked unconscious when he banged his head on the ice and was motionless on his back beside the boards.
After a delay of six minutes, he was removed on a stretcher to a loud ovation from the crowd of 15,346.