NPR logo

Strip Hockey Motivates Team To Score

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/114033091/114031262" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Strip Hockey Motivates Team To Score

Diversions

Strip Hockey Motivates Team To Score

Strip Hockey Motivates Team To Score

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/114033091/114031262" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

After a pair of defeats, members of the Tamp Bay Lightning got a scolding from their coach. They decided to test their skills with a game of "strip shootout." Each time a player failed to score, he lost a piece of equipment. Nobody actually ended up naked on the ice. But Marty St. Louis lost his helmet, elbow pads, gloves, jersey, shoulder pads and both skates before finally scoring a goal.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Players for the Tampa Bay Lightning do not need to prove how tough they are. After a pair of defeats, the hockey team got a scolding from the coach. So they decided to test their skills with a game of strip shootout. Each time a player failed to score, he lost a piece of equipment. Nobody actually ended up naked on the ice, but Martin St. Louis lost his helmet, elbow pads, gloves, jersey, shoulder pads and both skates - then finally scored a goal.

It's MORNING EDITION.

Copyright © 2009 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by Verb8tm, Inc., an NPR contractor, and produced using a proprietary transcription process developed with NPR. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.