Most fans who huddle along the glass during warm-ups are hoping to achieve some sort of connection with their favorite team's players on the ice, whether it be acknowledgement of their existence or just being able to get a puck or maybe a broken stick.
On Friday night in Vancouver, a male and female Stars fan were down low watching the team during warm-ups with the woman holding a "Kari 4 Vezina" sign. Lehtonen was shooting pucks along the glass and that male fan (wearing a Steve Ott jersey) managed to get a souvenir from the Stars netminder in a very unique way:
You have to love the dedication of the female fan ignoring the fact that the guy right next to her took a puck to the nose and is bleeding. First, she believes Lehtonen is waving to her and not telling the poor dude he's sorry and then swipes the bloody towel from him.
But what a good haul for the fan: a puck, a Lehtonen stick, some stitches, and a really great story to tell.
Had he not been a Stars fan and was heckling Lehtonen, this would have been a great sequel to the infamous Steve Sullivan fan karma incident.
Stick-tap to @radiocodex for the video
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