But they still brought a stick.
Check out these two ballers … OK, check out a baller as well as Claude Giroux … as they pull off the hockey stick alley-oop against the Globetrotters.
The players admitted to some nerves before the exhibition game that we'll just go ahead and assume the Globetrotters won.
“I can play hockey in front of 20,000 people but I can’t even try to dunk a ball in front of … I don’t even know how many people were out there,” said Simmonds, who dunked in the game and during that little hockey stick exhibition.
Scott Hartnell also attended the game but did not play because, in the words of Giroux, he’s terrible at basketball.