CALGARY, AB -- Just a few minutes into Calgary Flames practice at Stew Hendry Arena, defenseman TJ Brodie brought action to a shattering halt.
Skating around and firing pucks to loosen up before practice officially got underway, Brodie sent a seemingly harmless wrister over the net, sending a single pane of glass into thousands of pieces as teammates roared and tapped their sticks in approval.
A sheepish Brodie admitted to being the culprit back at Scotiabank Saddledome following the skate.
“It wasn’t on purpose but too bad it wasn’t a little later in practice to get a little break,” he said.
But after the break in glass -- which was subsequently replaced by a sheet of wood -- Brodie wasn’t ready to boast about having the heaviest shot on Calgary’s blue line.
“Definitely not,” he said. “I think it was just the spot I hit. It was cold in there too so I’m sure that helped.”