For Pete's Sake

Old man steals puck from kid at hockey game

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Here’s a guy who’d better hope no one recognizes him.

During the Pittsburgh Penguins’ game Thursday against Buffalo, Sabres coach Dan Bylsma spotted a young fan and tossed the puck to him over the glass.

Then this happened:

Here’s another look, and I love the announcer’s reaction:

That’s lousy, right? Well, you’ll be glad to know that this story had a happy ending:

I’d hate to be that guy, who is certain to be identified by someone he knows. That’s an awkward start to a conversation. “Hey, Frank, I saw you at the Penguins’ game …”

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff