There was a scary incident at the TD Garden after the Boston Bruins shut out the Washington Capitals 3-0 Thursday night. A section of the protective netting that can be found at either end zone of the ice surface fell and injured two women following the game.
The two women, not identified, but said to be in their 20s, sustained minor injuries, police told the Boston Globe. A Globe photographer did snap pictures of one of the victims being taken out of the arena on a back board with her head immobilized, however, and both victims appeared to be bleeding in another photo. The Globe has more photos of the incident here. WARNING: Some may consider the images to be graphic in nature.
According to the Globe, both women were taken by private ambulance to Mass General Hospital.
The incident happened around 9:40 p.m. ET, which was about 15 minutes after the game officially ended according to the game sheet.
This is certainly a strange situation and one that should warrant some investigating. Since TD Garden is a multi-sport facility, the equipment often needs to be torn down and hung up quickly. The Boston Celtics have a home game scheduled for Friday.
That doesn't excuse the fact that two women were injured badly enough to be taken to a hospital because of something that is actually supposed to protect fans. It's a rather unfortunate situation all around.