Wily veteran Ryan Smyth helps prevent a goal

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

That's a veteran move there, Ryan Smyth. Smooth.

It's been quite a week for gamesmanship in sports. First there was Jason Kidd and the Brooklyn Nets getting a free timeout after spilling a drink. Then there was Mike Tomlin on Thursday night casually getting in the way to prevent a touchdown.

And then on Friday night there was Ryan Smyth of the Edmonton Oilers.

Sure, maybe it was an accident (or maybe it wasn't). But this sure was a great time for the net to get knocked off its moorings, just as Columbus was about to score what would have been its second goal of the game.

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Check out Nick Foligno's (71 in blue) "come on, man" reaction off to the side.

Columbus would end up making up for it later in the period with two goals.

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