November 27, 2011
At 8:26 of the third period on Sunday, Jarome Iginla(notes) capped the scoring for the Calgary Flames in their 5-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild with his seventh goal of the season. He muttered something as he skated past the Minnesota bench; whatever it was, Iginla inspired one of the Wild players to throw a shower in his honor:
The Wild were assessed a minor for unsportsmanlike conduct for "throwing objects on the ice" after Iggy was sprayed with water in a rather humorous scene.
According to Michael Russo of the Star Tribute, things were a little murkier at the game:
Folks on Twitter said they thought it was Clutterbuck. Calgary reporters thought it was Nick Johnson(notes), who had that run-in earlier this month with Iginla when the captain accused Johnson of head-butting him and persuaded the officials to call it.
Regardless, I'm pretty sure the below quote refers to Johnson, because he was on the ice on the goal with Powe, Brodziak, Falk and Spurgeon.
"I was fortunate to be able to score on the same shift that someone was yelling at me the whole time, so it was one of those fun moments where, I don't know, I think I gave him a wink or something and he didn't like it," Iginla said, laughing.
Clutterbuck? Johnson? Eh, either way, can't blame someone in Minnesota for dousing a Flame, what with the threat of forest fires and all…
s/t Fel0096 for the video.