Florida is facing the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night, so we could discuss how Panthers head coach Peter Horachek thinks his opponents are better than their record indicates. Of course, that seems kind of boring when we can instead focus on Shaquille O’Neal driving a Zamboni before the game, as this mesmerizing footage captures.
The Devils were kind enough to provide this “behind the scenes” footage of Shaq … interacting with their mascot:
(Should we call him “The Big Truculent” now?)
Here are a few shots from his test drive, via the Devils:
Requisite joke No. 1: “You know, the Devils could really use a net presence …”
Requisite joke No. 2: “Shaq’s other car is a Zamboni and his other other car is a Buick.”
Update: He also dropped the first puck (in an Alexei Ponikarovsky jersey, no less):