One Toronto Maple Leafs fan wasn't having enough fun watching the Leafs lose 5-3 to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday night so with less than a minute to go he decided to jump on the ice and dance around.
Yes, some idiot thought all the Leafs needed to spark them in the closing seconds was his running on the ice.
Normally we'd say that such stunts aren't worth anybody's breath but it's just so rare to see it in hockey. It's not easy making your way onto the ice during a game, those boards can't be easy to climb (not that I've ever tried).
Here are a few photos to go with the above video (from @TheFourthPeriod) of the scene including the "fan" being escorted off the ice.
Here is a pic of the fan on the ice at the Leafs game (for those who wanted to see it) pic.twitter.com/v8adwY3NM7— BarDown (@BarDown) March 20, 2014
Fan races onto ice at ACC during Leafs timeout. Removed. pic.twitter.com/D3qdX9lKhl— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 20, 2014
The Lightning television broadcast didn't show the action -- rightfully so -- but the broadcast did catch the Lightning bench and to be honest, they didn't seem too bothered by it. Coach Jon Cooper and Ryan Callahan seemed to be the most entertained, even laughing a bit.
The Bolts don't seem to mind the fan on the ice. pic.twitter.com/Y8X2YhBKqX— Marc Dumont (@Dr_Habs) March 20, 2014
Hopefully a few cheap laughs from the Lightning bench are enough reward for the night in jail and everything else that will follow for this Leafs "fan."