Sportscaster John Giannone was pelted in the face with a hockey puck Thursday evening, but that didn't stop him from appearing on live broadcast while blood still streamed from his nose.
Giannone, the rink-side reporter for New York Rangers broadcasts, took the puck to his face during the Rangers-Islanders game at Madison Square Garden.
The incident was caught on live broadcast but even in slow motion, it was hard to see the moment of impact because the puck moved so fast.
The Rangers' Marc Staal had floated the puck toward the box from where Giannone was reporting and it caught him on the bridge of his nose.
Giannone could be seen grabbing his face after the puck hit him and moments later, the camera cut to him for an update on his condition.
'Itís all good,Ē Giannone said with blood streaming from the bridge of his nose and into his mouth. 'Marc Staal came over and apologized.'
'He's a gamer,' fellow sportscaster Sam Rosen said of Giannone.
The Rangers' trainer patched him up while he spoke.
'It looked bad when I hit him. Heíll look like one of us tomorrow,' Staal said. 'I felt bad. It was a rolling puck and as soon as I let it go, I could see him not even looking. Heís lucky it was a backhand.'
Coincidentally, the Islanders' coach Jack Capuano was hit by a puck last week and needed five stitches as a result.