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Pierre McGuire nearly takes puck to the face

Chris Pastrick
NBC hockey analyist Pierre McGuire is often found between the benches during NHL hockey games. It’s a dangerous position to be in.

You think your job is dangerous.

Pierre McGuire, NBC hockey analyst, puts his life — well, his face — on the blue line every game.

During NHL games he’s covering, McGuire can usually be found in a booth between the two teams’ benches. No glass. No protection.

On Sunday night’s game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets, he nearly took a puck to the face.

Dang that was close.

McGuire, an assistant coach and scout for the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 1992 Cup championship team, is no stranger to the danger.

During last year’s Stanley Cup playoffs, a flying puck almost made contact. Luckily for him, the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin took the hit for him.

Some jobs are just higher risk than others.

Chris Pastrick is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Chris at 412-320-7898, [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | NHL
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