By Mike Harrington
EDMONTON, Alberta -- Cory Conacher got into a first-period scrum after a whistle Thursday with Edmonton goalie Ben Scrivens and drew a roughing penalty for knocking the chirping Oilers' keeper to the ice.
Conacher went to the penalty box but his helmet went to the Buffalo bench for repairs. So referee Rob Martell brought Conacher a replacement and Conacher quickly noted the No. 32 of 6-foot-7 enforcer John Scott. TSN cameras caught Conacher putting the helment on and laughing while the oversized thing stayed on his head in a scene that mde him look something like the Great Gazoo of Flintstones theme.
Conacher went on to score his first two goals as a Sabre in the 3-1 win. Some power in the magic helmet?
"If you know John Scott, he's that kind of guy," Conacher said. "He's a character guy. I wasn't surprised he was the one to give me his helmet. I'm sure I'll get a couple pictures and tweets of me with that picture three sizes too big."
"Is it really? Scott said. "Well he looked like a little kid. It was funny."
See what all the fuss is about below: