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Celebrity sightings: Bashful Leonardo DiCaprio, Khaleesi from Game of Thrones


Every now and then, celebrities show up at NHL games.

It’s usually not that big of a deal, aside from bemusing moments when Larry David turns up, or when a celebrity acknowledges a weird phenomenon like Kevin Spacey did with the Florida Panthers.

Saturday’s New York Islanders - Buffalo Sabres game presented an unusual situation, however, as Leonardo DiCaprio was there ... but he really didn’t want people to be fully aware of that fact.

Puck Daddy has a little more on that, along with some hypotheses:

We can only assume why DiCaprio felt the need for anonymity. Perhaps the bear from “The Revenant” was seated a few rows over. Perhaps he was concerned about potential future ‘Kiss-Cam’ awkwardness. Perhaps he was convinced some townie from Flatbush was going to corner him for 20 minutes to talk about how he was “the bomb, yo” in “Gangs Of New York.”

Either way, Hockey Twitter sure had fun with it.

As with many of these cases, the situation is kind of sad (Leo seeking a modicum of privacy, or at least a break) and kind of funny (how far he went to not be seen ... although he didn’t wear a full-on disguise).

On the other hand, plenty of celebrities seem undeterred, like Emilia Clarke at Thursday’s Kings games. Surely many people made jokes about Khaleesi’s dragons and /insert “Game of Thrones” reference for the sake of rustiness:

Emilia Clarke

Actress Emilia Clarke attends an NHL hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks, Thursday, April 7, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Kings won 2-1. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)