Giulio Scandella was the hero for Italy as he netted the overtime winner during their 4-3 win over Denmark at the World Championships on Sunday.
Before he gave Italy their first win of the tournament, Scandella, whose brother Marco is a defenseman with the Minnesota Wild, was part of a different sort of highlight earlier in the game.
In the first period, Scandella dumped Danish and Dallas Stars defenseman Philip Larsen into the Italian bench with the help of backup netminder Thomas Tragust, who then proceeded to block his attempt to hop back onto the ice:
"Come on, man. Move! Let me get back on the ice!"
"I'm trying to watch the game!"
The benches in Stockholm are a tad larger than on this side of the pond, otherwise Larsen would have had to maneuver around an entire line of Italians. Of course, the universal code in hockey when an opponent gets put into bench is to not help whatsoever. Just ask Dainius Zubrus.
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