It happened again.
Someone tossed a dead duck on the ice during NHL Western Conference finals between the Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks.
The fully feathered, but totally dead, mallard was thrown before the opening face-off of Game 4 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Thursday night.
WE HAVE A DUCK ON THE ICE pic.twitter.com/ykPkIyRp6i
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) May 19, 2017
Call it duck hunting of sorts.
But by taking a chapter out of the Detroit Red Wings octopus-flinging playbook.
Someone threw a dead duck on the ice during Predators-Ducks:https://t.co/r62R8YxPi6
— SB Nation (@SBNation) May 19, 2017
Wait. Predators fans throw duck(s) on the ice? I’m mortified and laughing all at the same time.😢😭😂
— Shayan Najafi (@TheShayanNajafi) May 19, 2017
Preds fans snuck in a real dead duck and threw it on the ice tonight.. This is starting to get a little worrisome 😅 pic.twitter.com/kSZkwUjGp1
— Hockey Central (@HockeyCentraI) May 19, 2017
But it’s not the first time.
During Game 3 Tuesday another Preds fan flung a dead duck to the ice.
— NHL EXPERT PICKS (@NHLexpertpicks) May 17, 2017
And that fan responsible wasn’t keeping quiet.
According to the Tennessean, it was Doug Harris III was the one who showed up with a plucked duck, which was purchased at a market.
“I was sure I was going to get thrown out,” Harris told the Tennessean after the game. “We were sitting on row six and I got down really low to the ice. I waited until the security guard turned his head and heaved it over. He looked at me and didn’t say a word.”
Some people weren’t so thrilled by the stunt.
— Raven Routly (@Raven8719) May 19, 2017
— Basic Income News 🌱 (@BasicIncomeNews) May 17, 2017
— Blame Your Brother (@bybpod) May 17, 2017
The Ducks, by the way, won 3-2 in overtime in Game 4.
The series is now tied 2-2.
Main Photo Hockey Central/Twitter