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Pronger puck-theft plan foiled by Canadiens

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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger earned the scorn of Chicago Blackhawks fans for stealing the game puck after the first two games of the Stanley Cup Final last spring.

He was up to his thieving ways again following Tuesday's loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

After Carey Price completed his 41-save shutout and the Canadiens took the 3-0 victory, Pronger scooped up the game puck and started to skate off with it. However, Canadiens captain Brian Gionta and teammate Scott Gomez confronted Pronger and got the puck back.

They gave it to Price, who then tossed it to a child in the stands.

However, that seemed to be Pronger's plan all along.

"I was going to give it to a precious kid in the stands that could look at that puck and enjoy the moment he got to see," Pronger said with a grin. "I guess I didn't get the opportunity."
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