We’ve seen NHL player’s get under the skin of their opponents by face-washing, slashing and even licking. Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury added a new form of agitating on Wednesday, as he tickled Winnipeg Jets forward Blake Wheeler’s ear during a scrum behind his net.

Fleury joked about the moment after the game saying he was just trying to make himself smile with the tickle.

“I did that?” said a playful Fleury, who also made 33 saves in the win.There‚Äôs cameras everywhere.”

“I was just sitting there and people, they were fighting,” Fleury said, “and (I was) trying to have a little smile by myself. That was it.”

Unlike Brad Marchand licking and kissing, Fleury tickling Wheeler’s ear is funny and not completely gross. No harm, no foul. Although, I would keep that helmet on at all times if I was the Vegas netminder, as Wheeler could look to get revenge in Game 4, as the Jets look to even up the series against Vegas.

Who wouldn’t be down for a tickle fight?

[Sporsnet]

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