Fans bring energy and emotional impact to games, which fire up the team and leave them encouraged. It was quite the opposite Wednesday night at Prudential Center as the New Jersey Devils hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs. After three Devils goals were overturned, the home fans were losing it.
Devils fans began booing and throwing food, beverages, and other items onto the ice displeased that three goals were called off. They were down two goals nearly midway into the third period.
What's going through your mind when the fans start throwing stuff on the ice?
Sheldon Keefe smiles
"Take cover. That's really all you can do …"
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) November 24, 2022
New Jersey head coach Lindy Ruff held up his hand to stop fans from throwing debris, but to no avail. The cleaning crew had to come out, and the Maple Leafs returned to the locker room.
After a third goal was called off, Devils fans began throwing garbage on the ice. The Leafs headed to the locker room while the debris was cleaned up. pic.twitter.com/SrK6HV9dxS
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) November 24, 2022
Devils center Eric Haula even skated around and shouted for fans to stop.
The Devils fans are NOT happy after the disallowed goal 👀
The Maple Leafs have headed to the locker room after fans littered the ice with items pic.twitter.com/MQXPxKx4X5
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) November 24, 2022
The Devils would lose 2-1 to Toronto, breaking their 13-game win streak.
By Della Young