The fan was supporting the visiting Boston Bruins team when the Tampa Bay Lightning's mascot 'Thunderbug' decided to have some fun and spray him with the offending string.
The away fan jumped out of his seat, turned and pushed the mascot to the ground.
Thunderbug kept his cool and instead signalled to the security personnel to remove the Boston fan from the arena.
The Bruins fan still had time to dish out some choice words to Thunderbug and the fans surrounding him before he was finally moved outside.
It is not the first time that a mascot has got himself into trouble recently.
Last week, fans sitting on the lower deck of the Utah Jazz's basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers got an unexpected surprise when Utah's clumsy bear mascot dropped a birthday cake on them.
Thunderbug's showdown should autoplay above and you can watch 'Bear's' mishap below.
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