Originally posted on Beer Mug Sports  |  Last updated 4/15/12

During the second period of game 2 on Saturday night between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators, the cameras zoomed in on an odd shape that was laying behind the goal heavily guarded by Henrik Lundqvist on the outside of the net. Shortly after the zooming, it became known by the announcers that the small black shape was actually a puck. The problem, which was immediatly discovered by the annoucers and audience alone, was that there were two pucks on the ice and that the puck behind Lundqvist was not "the puck in play". The game resumed for a short while before players from both teams found themselves fighting for the "real puck" right next to where the "dead puck" rested.

Confusion first struck Jessie Winchester of the Senators and Ryan McDonagh of the Rangers like a lightning bolt as they were trying to decide which puck was the "real deal". Then the disorientation spread through to the rest of the players on the ice like a plague, causing a frenzy. Eventually, the refs became aware of the problem and stopped the clock to remove the imposter puck.

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