As handy as it might be to use two sticks to defend against Steven Stamkos, it’s not legal. Flyers rookie defenseman Evgeni Medvedev found that out the hard way.

With just under three minutes to play, Medvedev ended up with the stick of Tampa forward Ryan Callahan as the Lightning winger went off for a line change.

Medvedev was sent to the box by referees Gord Dwyer and Dean Morton for playing with an illegal stick.

From Rule 10.5:

A player who participates in the play, who checks or who intentionally prevents the movement of an opponent, or who intentionally plays the puck while carrying two sticks (including while taking a replacement stick to his goalkeeper) shall incur a minor penalty under this rule.

We’re sure Medvedev won’t make that mistake again.