Bruce Boudreau picked the wrong night to make an error on his lineup sheet.
The Minnesota Wild were in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night and it also happened to be the night Sidney Crosby returned to the Penguins lineup. Thanks to an error made by the Wild head coach while he was filling out his lineup, the visitors were forced to play the game with just five defencemen.
Boudreau listed Greg Pateryn as a healthy scratch on the lineup card instead of putting the 29-year-old into his lineup and he ended up getting kicked off the bench by the officials before the opening faceoff.
There’s something you don’t see all the time, or ever.
It was a bad night to be short a defenceman as the Wild were blown out 7-3.