Cuba Gooding Jr. has one heck of a time presenting at NHL Awards

Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. on stage with former New York Rangers Mark Messier and Adam Graves during the 2014 NHL Awards.

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Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, unless you’re a movie star presenting at the NHL Awards and kind of make a fool of yourself.

Then it ends up all over the Internet.

Just ask Cuba Gooding Jr. The Academy Award winner was in Las Vegas on Tuesday night as a presenter at the NHL’s annual awards ceremony. While NHL superstars such as Sidney Crosby and Patrice Bergeron cleaned up and should have been the real story, Gooding stole the show with his bizarre on-stage behavior.

Gooding was brought out to present the NHL’s community service awards and went off the rails, He seemingly strayed from the script on more than one occasion, leading to a few awkward moments.

Go ahead and watch for yourself:

It’s not every day a presenter steals the spotlight of an awards show, but it does happen from time to time — right, John Travolta?

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