When Rene Bourque plunked a puck off Brent Sutter's head during a recent practice, the Calgary Flames coach laughed it off.

Jokingly, Sutter said he knew it wasn't intentional — because if Bourque had been aiming for him, he would have missed.

Less forgivable is Bourque's latest faux pas.

On the very first shift of Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals, the winger rushed into enemy territory and bear-hugged defender Dennis Wideman.