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Sand Trap?

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

There is not a beach within 180 miles of Montreal.

But during the second period of Saturday’s 3-0 shutout of the Montreal Canadiens, NBC’s Pierre McGuire reported during the national broadcast that “sand or some other foreign substance” had been spilled in the hallway leading from the Flyers’ locker room to the Bell Centre ice.

Sand can wreak havoc on the edges of hockey skates, causing players to slip and fall unexpectedly. It could be an explanation as to why an inordinate number of players were forced to leave the game for periods of time to have their skates re-sharpened.

No player or coach would confirm the incident post-game – or even suggest malice was intended – but by the third period, the Flyers laid down towels in the hallway to prevent the reoccurrence.

“We had skate issues, that’s for sure,” coach Peter Laviolette said. “You know, we lost [Mike] Richards three times, Kimmo [Timonen] two times, and I don’t know.

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Comments

Evilpens's avatar

HMMMM ! Would Montreal do that?? You bet Your arse they would

Posted by Evilpens on 05/23/10 at 10:37 AM ET

Lindas1st's avatar

Cheaters! excaim

Posted by Lindas1st from New England on 05/23/10 at 03:22 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Classy, Montreal.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 05/23/10 at 03:32 PM ET

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