PHOTO: Panthers show you how not to replace cracked glass
A pane of glass broke right behind the Red Wings goal on Tuesday night in Florida and the Panthers replaced it ...with glass that still had paper.
The Florida Panthers are the butt of so many jokes in hockey but they don't help themselves out very much.
On Tuesday night at home against the Red Wings, Panthers center Nick Bjugstad fired a shot wide that struck the glass behind the net and cracked it. It was time to replace the glass except for one problem: they couldn't install the glass correctly.
This was the result:
I think that would qualify as an obstructed view seat. Hoo.
Don't worry though, it's not actually cardboard or wood.
You guys, I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but It's not plywood. It's the protective paper, over the glass. It won't come off. #FlaPanthers— Paige Lewis (@PaigeLewisFL) December 11, 2013
So the glass itself is kosher but that's about it. Amazingly, it looked like fans actually remained in their seats behind the new pane.
By the way, the game went to overtime tied at 2-2 and before the extra frame began, the crew came back out onto the ice and fixed the pane. But still, it happened for nearly half a period.
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