NHL star Ryan Reaves has wild reaction to smelling salts on bench

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Minnesota Wild Wing Ryan Reaves was fanned out Saturday night during the team’s 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, and it wasn’t because of anything he did on the ice.

Reeves scored in the second period to give the Wild an early lead before Los Raichel tied the game in their favour. Chicago in the third period. Ryan Hartmann and Frederic Goudreau put two goals home for the Wild to help seal the win.

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Minnesota Wild right winger Ryan Reeves, #75, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Wild right winger Ryan Reeves, #75, celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, March 25, 2023, in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

On the bench, Reeves is seen taking some smelling salts. Professional athletes use scented salts—which is ammonia—to stay awake and alert during games. One trainer gave Reaves one bottle to sniff, but he was seen asking for something stronger.

Ryan Reeves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, skates to the wild bench and celebrates his goal with teammates in the second period of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Excel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Ryan Reeves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, skates to the wild bench and celebrates his goal with teammates in the second period of the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Excel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (David Birding/Getty Images)

Reaves got to the strong stuff and took a puff. He didn’t seem to like her very much and needed a moment to recover.

The Coptic-minority owner was arrested for domestic violence, suspended indefinitely by the NHL

“Honestly, I vomited twice,” he told reporters after the match via Athletic. “That was the toughest box I think I’ve ever had. I’ll make it a little easier next time. I think it was a new box. That was nuts. I still have a headache from it. No fun.”

In 65 games this season, Reeves has scored five goals and nine assists.

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Ryan Reeves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, watches for his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of the game at Excel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Ryan Reeves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, watches for his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of the game at Excel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (David Birding/Getty Images)

Minnesota leads the Central Division with a 42-22-9 record and 93 points. They are the third best team in the Western Conference behind Vegas Golden Knights and Los Angeles Kings.

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