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Pierre McGuire came INCHES from being obliterated by a hockey puck

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Whoa ...

The old adage says that football is a game of inches, but it turns out that applies to hockey too.

Pierre McGuire was working the Lightning vs. Blue Jackets game Monday night when the action got a little too close for comfort. Standing in the Columbus bench, a puck flew his direction and came terrifyingly close to his face.

The slow-motion replay really sells just how scary this was. I also love how his co-hosts casually play off the near-obliteration of their coworker by saying “Hey, you’re standing in the field of play, dude,” like it’s nothing.

Normally I’m all about seeing someone take a puck to the face, but not here ... not this way.