Elisha Cuthbert’s hockey game eye-roll elicits an explanation


Elisha Cuthbert unleashed a major eye-roll at a Wednesday hockey game that has taken the Internet by storm.

Never underestimate what a little flit of the lids can lead people to believe.

The “Happy Endings” actress, who has been engaged to Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf since September, attended her fiance’s game against the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre during the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. But after a bad play by Phaneuf that led to Boston getting the puck past Leafs goalie James Reimer for the game-winning goal in overtime, cameras cut to Cuthbert. She was caught rolling her eyes big-time in the direction of Reimer’s wife, April, who was seated near her.


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Cuthbert, 30, said she didn’t intend for her expression to be perceived in the “Gosh, your husband really sucks” manner in which various folks online have taken it. (Disclaimer: The Ministry has no personal feelings about the results of Wednesday night’s game.)

“Things are not always what they seem. I’m insulted and disappointed by a lot of these Comments,” she tweeted. “That’s real. Not a 3 sec. Clip.”

April Reimer also took to social media to clarify the reaction and insist that everything was fine between them. She posted a picture of herself with Cuthbert still smiling after the loss.

“For those who were thinking Elisha and I were rolling our eyes at each other, it was the jerk beside us,” she said in the caption. Check him out in the video above.

Well, at least no one lost any teeth...

The succinct animated .gif of Cuthbert’s reaction below comes from the Score. See the full sequence, including “the jerk,” above.

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