A broken stick on a shot attempt or scoring chance is usually a source of frustration for hockey players.
He scored his 26th goal of the season -- and fourth goal in his past five games -- late in the second period in Boston as the blade of his stick shattered on a slap shot off of a partial breakaway.
Hey, that's one way to beat Tuukka Rask, and it probably turned out to be a pretty big advantage for Pominville. Imagine being a goalie and trying to focus on the puck only to have a twirling stick blade come flying at you out of the corner of your eye.
The book is out on you, Tuukka.