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The Plexiglass Issue In Florida

via George Richards of On Frozen Pond,

The Panthers put up what looked like a piece of plywood after a piece of plexiglass broke behind the Red Wings net in the third period.

The 'plywood' was actually a piece of plexiglass with its protective backing still affixed.

According to a Panthers spokesman, the original piece of replacement glass broke on its way to the ice and the 'third string' piece wasn't fully ready to go.

Another piece - minus the paper backing - was put up before the overtime.

This reminds me of a time long ago.  I was watching on TV the Wings playing Chicago in the old Chicago Stadium probably sometime in the mid 1960s.

A piece of glass broke and the crew actually dropped two replacement pieces and then realized they were out of stock.

What to do?  Well they took apart a chain link dog cage used to keep security dogs in, rigged it up to fit and boom, the game continues, after an hour and five minute delay.

Watch a video below of the covered plexiglass at the BB&T Center last night.

 

added 11:07am, The Panthers' broadcast feed,,,

 

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I was at the game and never saw that before. Whoever is in charge of the glass should be fired. They should have enough replacements ready. Someone pays to see a game they shouldn’t have an obstruction in their view. Pathetic.

Posted by Puckbubba on 12/11/13 at 11:54 AM ET

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