It’s usually hats—or if you are in Detroit, an octopus—that find their way to the ice during a hockey game, but in Sunday’s game at the United Center it happened to be something from the ceiling.
Fortunately, the mat did not hit any player or official and was removed quickly by a linesman and grounds crew member.
It’s unknown what caused this strange occurrence, but according to the Oilers it was obviously the goal Jordan Eberle scored at the start of the period.
Chicago won the game 4–2.
– Beth Maiman