Colorado Avalanche fan shatters glass in Oilers penalty box (Video)

Colorado Avalanche fan shatters glass on Oilers penalty box

A Colorado Avalanche fan accidentally shattered a pane of glass on the side of the Edmonton Oilers penalty box during the third period of Tuesday night's NHL game at the Pepsi Center.

It happened in the third period after Oilers defenseman Matthew Benning and Avalanche left winger Matt Calvert were both sent to the penalty box for five minutes for fighting. A fan sitting outside the Oilers penalty box began banging on a pane of glass with his open hand to taunt Benning. However, the move backfired as the banging caused the glass to shatter into a million pieces.

It didn't seem that the fan hit the glass that hard, so it was unclear how the glass broke so easily. The fan could be seen minutes later with small cuts on his hands. He was wearing a baseball cap, which likely protected his face from the shards of glass that fell when it shattered. Very lucky.

According to the AP, the game resumed with Benning having to serve his penalty time by sitting on a chair in a tunnel near the Oilers bench. The Colorado Avalanche ice crew conducted the cleanup operation while gameplay continued.

In the end, the Oilers beat the Avalanche 6-4.

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