May 6, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens forward Tomas Plekanec (14) reacts after scoring a goal against the Boston Bruins during the first period in game three of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Tomas Plekanec embellishing leads to #Plekanecing hashtag

Tomas Plekanec received two minutes for “embellishing” during the second period of Game 5 on Tuesday. The notoriety has created buzz on Twitter and eventually led to the creation of the #Plekanecing hashtag.

Some say that the Montreal Canadiens are the worst divers in the NHL. Officials finally had enough and called Plekanec. Former official Kerry Fraser made the following statement trying to explain the thought process a referee may have upon making this call:

Plekanec’s embellishment was also worthy of a penalty that should have resulted in an on-ice numerical strength of four aside. Given Plekanec’s blatant overreaction it could even been deemed a ‘stand alone’ embellishment penalty if the ref wanted to send a clear message but I doubt he would receive much support.

The embellishment occurred after he tried to sell a high sticking call despite the stick never actually touching his face.

The hashtag has since gone viral. Michael Hurley, a writer for CBS, tweeted a vine of the incident, clearing showing how ridiculous Plekanec was being:

  Joe Haggerty also made a humorous tweet saying how funny it would be if #Plekanecing went viral.

He has received many photo’s in response, and they have started streaming through the social media world. Here are some pretty great ones:


  Many are even getting their animals into it:

A lesson learned. Do not embellish or the hockey world will turn you into a rather awesome joke.

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