The puck bandit known as Chris Pronger has struck again — but this time there was some interference.
After famously stealing the game puck as the losing side during the 2009-10 Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks, on Tuesday, Pronger replayed some of his playoff gamesmanship.
Not firing the typical three-line shot in the final moments of the Montreal Canadiens’ 3-0 blanking of the Flyers at the Bell Centre, the veteran blueliner kept the puck on his stick after the final whistle and picked it up, to avoid allowing Montreal goaltender Carey Price to commemorate his shut out.
However, the referees had different plans and ordered Pronger to give back the game puck, which ended up in the hands of Brian Gionta and Scott Gomez. The two handed the disc to Price, who tossed it to a fan anyway.
“”I was wondering what was going on,” Price said. “I should tell those guys that I don’t really care about the puck.”
Pronger’s response? He said with a smirk that he was going to give it to a “precious kid in the stands” and that the refs snatched it away before the good deed could get done.
The Flyers rematch the Canadiens on Monday at the Wells Fargo Center.