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Eakin wears giant padded puck, bumps teammates before game

Golden Knights forward has some fun breaking up pregame soccer

by Daniel O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Whatever Cody Eakin was doing on Sunday afternoon, it sure beat just playing soccer.

The Vegas Golden Knights forward warmed up for the game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden by donning a giant foam puck and becoming a human bumper car.

Tweet from @GoldenKnights: Cody Eakin with a classic (?) warmup technique 👀 pic.twitter.com/tnPKmwFdCW

While his teammates were otherwise occupied, Eakin put on one of the giant promotional costumes laying around in the bowels of the Garden and immediately started sprinting around.

He ran right into the Golden Knights' soccer warmup and bumped some surprised teammates while wearing the gigantic padded biscuit.

And when he was finished playing, Eakin did the right thing and put it back where he found it.

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