Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat, left, of the Czech Republic, works against Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman David Savard during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
NBC Sports hockey analyst Pierre McGuire suffered a scare Monday night during a game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets.
McGuire was standing near the Blue Jackets’ bench when a puck was seen flying toward his head. The puck missed his head by mere inches and instead hit an NBC Sports camera.
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The 57-year-old longtime hockey expert barely had time to react.
The near-miss was caught on camera.
Still in good spirits, McGuire joked after the play.
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“You can’t get involved in the field of play,” he said. “So, keep your hands down.”