File this away under ‘things you don’t see every day.’
Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart dressed for the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.
After the anthems, the teams took their seats on the bench as usual, and that’s where Reinhart stayed for the entire sixty minutes of the game.
Look at his stat-line from the score sheet:
In his post-game media scrum, head coach Dan Bylsma commented on Reinhart.
Sidney Crosby’s game against the Buffalo Sabres encompassed everything we love about the NHL as presented in three exhibits.
Exhibit A: Spearing of an opponent.
OK. This might not be something we all enjoy when it happens to someone on our favorite team. Yet, when it happens to a guy of questionable intestinal fortitude, we might (MIGHT) be slightly OK with it.
Less than five minute into the game, Crosby plays a game of ‘dirty pool’ with Ryan O’Reilly.
The Sabres forward has his back to Crosby when the Pittsburgh Penguins’ captain takes an upward swing at O’Reilly’s, ahem, sack of pucks.
(OH MY HOW O’REILLY PERSEVERED THROUGH THAT MOMENT. Someone give him an award.)
One of the few delights throughout the long NHL season is the Halloween parties teams have and seeing our favorite NHLers get creative with their costumes.
We dug around the interwebs to find as many players in costume this year at their team’s Halloween celebrations and they did not disappoint.
Without further ado, enjoy the gallery of ghouls and goblins from what is NHL Halloween 2016.