Minnesota Wild winger Ryan Reaves went viral Saturday night during the team’s 3-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks, and it wasn’t for anything he did on the ice.

Reaves scored a goal in the second period to give the Wild an early lead before Luas Reichel tied the game for Chicago in the third period. Ryan Hartman and Frederick Gaudreau netted two for the Wild to help seal the win.

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Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves, #75, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in St. Paul. , Minn.

Minnesota Wild right wing Ryan Reaves, #75, celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Blackhawks during the second period of an NHL hockey game on Saturday, March 25, 2023 in St. Paul. , Minn. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

At the bench, Reaves was seen taking some smelling salts. Professional athletes use smelling salts, which are ammonia, to stay awake and alert during games. One of the trainers gave Reaves a bottle to sniff, but he was seen asking for something stronger.

Minnesota Wild number 75 Ryan Reaves skates off the Wild bench and celebrates his goal with teammates in the second period of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Minnesota Wild number 75 Ryan Reaves skates off the Wild bench and celebrates his goal with teammates in the second period of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota. (David Berding/Getty Images)

Reaves took the strong substance and sniffed it. He didn’t seem to like him that much and he needed a moment to collect himself.

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«Honestly, I almost threw up twice,» he told reporters after the match, via The Athletic. «That was the strongest I think I’ve ever had. I’ll take it a little easier next time. I think it was a new box. It was crazy. I still have a headache.» It’s not fun.»

In 65 games this season, Reaves has five goals and nine assists.

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Ryan Reaves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, watches his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota.

Ryan Reaves, #75 of the Minnesota Wild, watches his goal against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period of the game at the Xcel Energy Center on March 25, 2023 in St Paul, Minnesota. (David Berding/Getty Images)

Minnesota leads the Central Division with a 42-22-9 record and 93 points. They are the third best team in the Western Conference behind the Vegas Golden Knights and the Los Angeles Kings.