It’s never fun when you’re sent to the penalty box.  Just don’t make it worse for yourself.

Defenseman Niclas Burstrom of Skelleftea in the Swedish Hockey League did just that. In a penalty-filled second period, Burstrom was called for cross-checking, putting his team down two men.  Frustrated, he kicked the boards on his way to the penalty box.  Bad idea. 


Even though HV71 scored on the ensuing power play, Skelleftea reclaimed the lead on a goal by Burstrom. Way to redeem yourself, Niclas…  

(h/t to Daniel Moritz #moritzgifs)