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Henrik Sedin loses his shoes trying to retrieve ball

Pregame soccer ritual goes awry, Canucks teammates come to rescue

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It's a good thing the Vancouver Canucks aren't a soccer team, or they might end up playing barefoot.

Hang on, we can explain.

Henrik Sedin and Erik Gudbranson were playing a little pregame soccer in Dallas before playing the Stars Friday night. The ball got stuck up on a light fixture.

But the story, tweeted in its entirety by the Canucks Twitter account, is just starting.

Tweet from @Canucks: The ball was stuck on the light. So Henrik Sedin threw his shoe at it. Ball down. Shoe up. pic.twitter.com/Newuzg7urP

Sedin successfully used his shoe to get the ball down (Who throws a shoe? Honestly!), but the shoe didn't come back.

Tweet from @Canucks: Then Henrik used his other shoe to get his other shoe down. Now both shoes are stuck. pic.twitter.com/7CORfVxzO1

Obviously not feeling discouraged by the result of his previous attempt, Sedin tried to retrieve the first shoe with his second shoe. You can imagine how that went.

Tweet from @Canucks: So Henrik got a stick and got one shoe down. One shoe to go. pic.twitter.com/OhVld1Hilk

With both of Sedin's shoes stuck up on the light fixture, it was now time to employ a hockey stick. That got one shoe down, but they are, of course, a pair.

It took Luca Sbisa putting Alexandre Burrows on his shoulders to get Sedin's second shoe.

Tweet from @Canucks: But in the end, nothing works like teamwork. Burrows on Sbisa's shoulders saves the day. And the shoe. pic.twitter.com/B9UFOHOWvo

The lesson here, kids? Watch where you play soccer.

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