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Tatar shares video of wipeout from first skate at Little Caesars Arena

Red Wings forward able to laugh at self after tumbling on ice in September

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Tomas Tatar probably wishes he could redo his first trip on the ice at Little Caesars Arena.

The Detroit Red Wings forward released a video of him forgetting to remove his skate guards and suffering an embarrassing fall before his first trip on the ice at the new arena.

Instagram from @tomastatar_21: Here is something what will make you smile.My first skate at @littlecaesarsarena didn't go as I thought it will. ��‍♂️�������� @detroitredwings Stick✅ gloves ✅ skate guards ❌#welcometoLCAtats #damnyouskateguards #feltgood #whatanidiot #nositynormalny #nemamcas #niicmuneniotrasmozguma View on Instagram

The video, recorded Sept. 25, also shows a clearly flustered Tatar tossing his guards on the ice after falling. But he's had less trouble at Little Caesars Arena in games, scoring half of his four goals and five of his seven points on home ice this season.

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