Gotta See It: NHL rules dictate that if your stick breaks, you must drop it immediately.
That guideline is an easy one to follow when you’ve just raised your snapped graphite in celebration of a goal you just scored – you just throw that sucker in the air like you just don’t care if its shattered pieces hit Teemu Selanne.
That’s what Colorado Avalanche forward Cody McLeod does after he tips in a Matt Hunwick point shot with enough pace on it to snap the shaft of MacLeod’s stick and send the puck perfectly into the top-right corner. The hockey equivalent of a broken-bat RBI single.
The winger’s third goal of the season opened the scoring of Colorado’s eventual 4-3 overtime defeat at the hands of the Anaheim Ducks.
Despite the Avalanche being a minus-9 team, the 28-year-old McLeod has been a plus-3 on the year.