Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk wanted to do the right thing, Monday night, and went to grab the game puck for his netminder Mike Smith, who recorded a 43-save shoutout over the Anaheim Ducks.
But not so fast. Ducks defenseman, and quite the pest, Kevin Bieksa wouldn't have it. The defender got the puck away from Tkachuk and took it away.
The Ducks had won 22 consecutive regular-season games and seven straight Stanley Cup Playoff games against the Flames at home since a 5-2 loss in Game 3 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals on April 25, 2006. The Flames finally put an end to that bad streak.
However, no souvenir for the occasion...