BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins assistant coach Geoff Ward did not throw his earpiece into a fan’s beer during Monday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In a video posted on the Bruins website, Ward holds up the earpiece, which is connected to a wire, and shows that it could not have possibly been the object that flew over the glass before the third period.
“This thing comes quite loose during games,” he says. “So I’m often fixing my ear but I only have one.”
Video of the object going into the fan’s beer went viral on Tuesday.
“Let’s get it straight, if it was me that was the culprit I definitely would have bought him another beer,” said Ward. “I’m not gonna rat anyone out or throw anyone under the bus, I just want everyone to know it wasn’t my earpiece.”
It turns out that it was smelling salt thrown over the glass by Tyler Seguin.
“I will set the record straight, it was before the third period and sometimes I use the smelling salt to wake me up a little bit I guess,” he said. “I went to throw it over the glass and missed, it came by the bench. Sorry Wardo.”
The Bruins won the game 3-2 in a shootout.