LOOK: Red Wings' Steve Ott, Dylan Larkin photobomb young fan from penalty box

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Steve Ott and Dylan Larkin didn't mind sitting in the penalty box this time. Instagram/Red Wings

As the great Denis Lemieux once explained in the classic Slap Shot, when you go to the penalty box, "you feel shame."

Not so for Detroit Red Wings forwards Steve Ott, who is used to that particular encasement, and Dylan Larkin as they sat for two minutes each during Sunday's preseason game against the Chicago Blackhawks. Especially not with an adorable young fan there to greet them.

As shared by the Red Wings on Instagram, young Lylah was excited to get an up-close look at some players from her favorite team, even if they were put in timeout by the referees.

And when you have seats near the penalty box, you're not going to get much closer to the players, so that was as good a time as any for the young Red Wings fan to take a picture "with" some of the guys. Usually the background would feature a frustrated individual who isn't happy that he is sitting in the box, oblivious to his being about to be frozen in time through someone's camera or smart phone lens.

But it's the preseason. So Ott and Larkin were more than happy to make sure Lylah had a cheerier background for photo that should be much more memorable now. As the photo was snapped, Ott smiled big for the camera and Larkin gave a little more sheepish grin for their fan-friendly photobomb.

Lylah was hit with the classic Ott, Larkin penalty box photobomb. | #lgrw (📸 @shan0mac)

A photo posted by Detroit Red Wings Hockey Club (@detroitredwings) on

Yeah, that's a keeper.

[H/T Puck Daddy]

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Chris Peters has been a hockey writer for CBS Sports since 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for numerous outlets and edited the United States of Hockey blog, covering the sport at all levels. Peters also... Full Bio

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