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Oops: Rangers’ Staal shot hits reporter Gianone in the face

Feb 8, 2013, 2:01 AM EDT

Reporting on a hockey game is dangerous work, just ask MSG Network’s John Gianone.

During the New York Rangers’ 4-1 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday, play was stopped after Rangers defenseman Marc Staal‘s clearing attempt went into the sidelines and collided with Gianone’s face.

Or as Gianone later put it, “I checked the clock…and got clocked!”

Naturally, there’s video footage of him taking a puck to the face, which Gianone expressed an interest in seeing it after he “missed it the first time.”

If you want to join him, you can watch it below:

As you can see, Gianone seemed to be in good spirits after the incident.

Rangers defenseman Michael Del Zotto was also nice enough to praise him for the “big blocked shot.”

  1. govtminion - Feb 8, 2013 at 2:03 AM

    Credit to him for joking around while he’s bleeding all over the place! That’s one tough guy!

  2. johnstone17 - Feb 8, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Even hockey broadcasters are tough!

  3. rpiotr01 - Feb 8, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    Gianone has already proven himself 50 times tougher than Nik Zherdev.

    • valoisvipers - Feb 8, 2013 at 9:21 AM

      Love to see a cat fight between Zherdev and Semin.

  4. 19to77 - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:12 AM

    Welcome to hockey: where our broadcasters laugh off injuries that would sideline a basketball player for weeks.

  5. brainoflindros - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:35 AM

    He took it better than Crosby.

  6. seanaveryrules - Feb 8, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    atta boy Gianone!

  7. cantstopme1006 - Feb 8, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    “Did I just see that?” haha

  8. whatthehellisansky - Feb 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    ha that pompous ass trautwig at the end is pretty funny too…”did i just see that?”

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