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Teddy Purcell totally meant to do this

Nov 27, 2011, 9:30 AM EST

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Aside from the occasional graceless enforcer, NHL players skate so fluidly that people can forget that they’re not on the most stable ground. Every now and then, that point is made clear when a high-level athlete looks like a kid falling on a frozen pond. Teddy Purcell had one of those moments when he lost an edge last night, but he threw the puck at the net and Steven Stamkos batted it in for a Tampa Bay Lightning goal.

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