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Fiala's nifty stick flip to Bitetto helps Wild gain possession of puck

Minnesota Forward helps a teammate out after he loses lumber

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

Fiala's nifty stick retrieval

NSH@MIN: Fiala flips Bitetto's stick back to him

Kevin Fiala locates Anthony Bitetto's stick after it falls to the ice and smoothly flips it back into his hands

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Every now and then, we all need a little help from a friend.

Minnesota Wild defenseman Anthony Bitetto lost his stick on the ice during a game against the Nashville Predators on Sunday.

Luckily, Wild forward Kevin Fiala, who is now Bitetto's teammate again in Minnesota after the two played together previously for the Predators, had eyes on it.

Fiala took his own stick and flipped Bitetto's stick up into the air as Bitetto skated toward it.

It is a tough call which was more impressive, the flip or the catch.

But the lumber served Bitetto well as he immediately gained posession of the puck after Fiala's unique assist.

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