Chicago Blackhawks Player Breaks Skate & Gets Hilarious Assist From Teammate Off The Ice
— Cristiano Simonetta (@CMS_74_) March 10, 2017
When you break a skate on the ice there isn’t much you can do.
Your sense of balance is gone and there’s no way you’re going to make it off the ice without a bit of help.
That’s what rookie winger Nick Schmaltz experienced last night when he busted a skate during the Hawks 1-0 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.
Schmaltz was checked near center ice and lost a blade and looked like a baby deer trying to walk for the first time while getting off the ice.
Thankfully, teammate Artemi Panarin stepped in to give him a little nudge with the blade of his stick to help him make it to the bench.
Hey, that’s what being a teammate is all about. Helping others when they’re down, and sometimes giving them a little push with your hockey stick to help them get off the ice.