Et tu, Gatorade?
Just when Phil Kessel thought he had reached an accord with the process of consuming fluids, a rogue water bottle slipped into the Air Canada Centre and ruined their carefully crafted alliance.
Treachery struck the Toronto Maple Leafs forward in the middle of Wednesday night’s game against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Kessel grabbed a seemingly innocuous bottle, and suddenly all sorts of watery hell broke loose.
It's okay, Phil. Those closest to our mouths tend to betray us.
All kinds of cloak-and-dagger games were afoot in Toronto Wednesday night. In addition to liquid skullduggery, one “Maple Leafs fan” managed to neutralize a timeout by storming the ice.
The gesture was largely harmless, but the Leafs chose to stare at the fan instead of paying attention to their coaches.
Leafs rubber necking and looking at the fan on ice - ignoring the coach using white board in time out.— Paul Hollingsworth (@PaulHReporter1) March 20, 2014
The Leafs went on to lose to the Lightning 5-3, which should come as no surprise given the events.
It’s hard to win with insurgent water bottles on your bench and goofballs wiping out your timeouts.
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