If a grown man can steal a puck from a child when it is tossed into the stands during an NHL game, imagine the furious battle when goalie Henrik Lundqvist's game stick is offered up to the Madison Square Garden masses.
Following the New York Rangers' 3-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night, Lundqvist was named one of the game's three stars for stopping all 33 shots he faced to record his first shutout of the season.
After walking back out of the tunnel and doing a quick skate around the ice to salute the fans, Lundqvist decided to toss his stick into the adoring crowd. That's when a bunch of fans had a tug-of-war for the prized souvenir with one poor guy in the middle nearly getting strangled in the middle of the tussle.
The broadcast cut away before we can see how it all ended, but the New York Daily News reported that that the ushers decided that if the fans couldn’t play nice, then nobody could have it, and they took the stick back to the Rangers locker room.