VIDEO: Canadiens, Senators game interrupted by live bat in Bell Centre
A live bat flying around the Bell Centre in Montreal briefly halted a game between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators.
The Ottawa Senators stunned the Bell Centre crowd by scoring on the hometown Montreal Canadiens just 13 seconds into the game, but that might not have been as shocking as what happened next. A live bat got loose in the Canadiens’ arena.
As the players awaited the puck drop after the quick goal scored by Ottawa’s Colin Greening, the furry fella just decided to go for a few passes around the ice. The bat then went on his merry way, presumably back to the rafters to hang with the numerous championship banners and the game continued.
Though the bat didn’t stick around for long, Bernard Brault of La Presse caught the winged intruder in action making a pass by Senators goalie Craig Anderson.
Lucky for the little fella, he didn’t suffer the same fate as one of his ancestors who once invaded Game 3 of the 1975 Stanley Cup Final in Buffalo. The bat was knocked out of midair by Sabres forward Jim Lorentz, who swatted it with his stick. Flyers star Rick MacLeish picked the thing up with his bare hand and tossed it onto the Flyers bench. The rest of that game was played in a literal fog.
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