NHL news 2022: Public marriage proposal at ice hockey game goes horribly wrong, video

A public marriage proposal at an ice hockey game in New York went horribly wrong on AEDT Friday, with footage of the heartbreaking incident going viral.

During the NHL game between the New York Islanders and the Florida Panthers at UBS Arena, the Kiss Cam shot a young man who took off his t-shirt, revealing the words “PLZ SAY YES YES YES” written on his chest.

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He bent down on one knee and pulled out an engagement ring, causing the New York crowd to roar in delight.

But to everyone’s shock, his partner got up from her seat and left the room.

Boos echoed around the room as the broken man returned to his seat and picked up his empty beer.

And to make matters worse, the Panthers scored moments later.

The video of the awkward moment racked up more than 260,000 views on Twitter in less than two hours.

Last week, a public marriage proposal at a Major League Baseball game also went awry, with the young woman slapping her partner after opening the box to reveal a Ring Pop.

Florida eventually secured a 3-1 win over the Islanders, with Patric Hornqvist, Matthew Tkachuk and Eetu Luostarinen scoring for the visitors.

The Islanders next face the Buffalo Sabers at KeyBank Center on Sunday morning AEDT.

Catherine J. Martinez