Video: Panthers send Devils’ Gionta into (and out of) bench

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Sometimes the most awkward part about getting knocked into an opposing team’s bench revolves around getting out more than being sent in. Either way, you’re often placed in a vulnerable position.

New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta found that out during his team’s 6-2 win against the Florida Panthers on Saturday. As you can see from the video below, Dmitry Kulikov sent him into the Panthers’ bench, but T.J. Brennan really drew his ire with the way he shoved him out:

Now, that doesn’t seem very nice.