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Relatively Weak Check Causes Glass-tacular Explosion At NHL Game

With about five seconds left in regulation during last night’s game between the Minnesota Wild and the Colorado Avalanche with the score tied 2-2, David Jones laid what appeared to be an innocuous check on Wild defenseman Nick Schultz, forcing Schultz into the glass in front of the scorer’s table.

Surprisingly, the glass exploded in a dazzling display of falling shards. Timekeeper Gordy Lee, with the glass raining down on him, still managed to keep focused on his job, stopping the game clock without a hitch. Nick Schultz admired Lee’s dedication to the task at hand.

“Impressive,” Schultz said. “I didn’t get any glass on me, so it must have been all over that poor guy.”

Xcel Energy Center staff quickly cleaned up the mess and installed the new pane of glass and the Wild went on to win 3-2 in a shootout, but the real hero of the night was Gordy Lee.

Well done, Mr. Lee. Major League Baseball could use officials like you right about now. You know, people that can pay attention and stuff.

Wild turns tables on Avalanche [Star Tribune]