Hey, guess what Patrik Elias found in his equipment bag? The puck from the end of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Michael Altieri, the Kings’ vice president of communication, reports that the Kings got a call, letting them know that they puck would be returned. Elias, according to the Devils, returned from vacation, went to the rink, checked his equipment bag and found the puck. Altieri said the Kings will make a donation to Elias’ favored charity and they will get the puck. [A voluntary donation, it should be noted.]
The puck has been identified as the correct one, so there are no shenanigans going on. It is amazing, though, how a little public embarrassment can turn things around. For those not familiar with the saga, it can be recapped through previous posts here and here.
In other, completely unrelated news, there is no further word yet on the Drew Doughty incident. Craig Renetzky, Doughty’s attorney, said again today that no charging decision has yet been made by the district attorney’s office. Renetzky has expected, for more than a week, that no charges would be filed.