As the second period drew to a close in Monday night's shootout loss to the Oilers, Panthers defenseman Bryan Allen was channelling one-time Florida resident Bryan Marchment as he lined up Robert Nilsson for a hit that would very likely have put him back on the IR - the problem was, Nilsson dodged the check and Allen creamed teammate Gregory Campbell.
Yes, that's the second time in just over a week that a Florida Panther has taken out a teammate!
That hit follows Keith "Paul Bunyan" Ballard's accidental attempt to break his stick over the head of his goalie, Tomas Vokoun last Monday. Just for kicks, here's that video again incase you're one of the 10 people that hasn't seen it:
It was the last minute of overtime between the Panthers and the Avalanche and Ballard came flying down the right wing with the puck on his stick. He cut to the net, lost his footing and smoked Avs goalie Craig Anderson; then took a couple of sucker punches from Colorado defenseman Adam Foote.
He can take solace though in the fact that even the best players sometimes wind up bumping into each other:
It doesn't take much skill to accidentally run into a teammate - but what about making two opposing players knock into each other? Pavel Datsyuk made it look easy in this clip from 2007:
Collisions like these aren't just limited to hockey. I'm not really sure what happens here, but Michigan Wolverines receiver Junior Hemingway winds up being taken out at the knees by a teammate: