The "between the benches" vantage point for a hockey broadcast seems like the best seat in the house. Until it's the most dangerous.
Pierre McGuire has occupied that spot for NBC's NHL broadcasts for years, and while he's had his share of close calls, they paled in comparison to Monday night at Nationwide Arena. Cameras caught an incredible angle of a puck headed McGuire's way in the first period, an angle that's ripe for memes and very good tweets.
HEADS UP! pic.twitter.com/utul8x2tWP
— NHL on NBC (@NHLonNBCSports) February 19, 2019
We've seen NHL coaches take errant pucks and a broadcaster here or there. McGuire is fortunate to have escaped without injury, just in time to see Nikita Kucherov and the Lightning blow out the Blue Jackets, 5-1.
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