LA Kings fan drops kid while trying to catch a hockey stick

Shortly after an LA Kings victory, Mike Richards prepared to toss his stick into the crowd after he was announced as one of the three stars of the game. As you might imagine, fans tried to position themselves to catch a bit of hockey memorabilia. 

There was just one problem. Someone lost track of their child who was precariously standing on the boards, leaning against the glass. As the stick came over the top of the glass, priorities shifted and the woman we assume was the child's mother abandoned him to try and catch Richards' stick. 

Well, at least she caught the stick because she sure didn't catch her kid. Let's hope she at least gave him the stick as a way of saying "sorry I let you fall off the boards on live television."

(H/T Reddit Hockey

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