Tuukka Rask the latest victim of a fan with a laser pointer (Video)
Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask had a laser pointer shined on him during Thursday night’s game against the Montreal Canadiens. In the second period of Boston’s 6-4 loss, you could clearly see a large green dot moving around Rask’s pads and crease area.
After the game, Rask told reporters that he did not see the light on himself but did notice it when the Bruins had the puck in their offensive zone.
“At me? No. You know, I saw it in the second but it was in the offensive zone,” Rask said, via ESPNBoston.com’s Joe McDonald. “Good thing I didn’t go blind or anything.”
I don’t know about going blind, but the light obviously could have distracted Rask when a puck was coming at him if it was flashed directly in his face.
Laser pointers are banned from sports venues, but there’s no way security can really prevent people from having a tiny gadget in their pocket. The light from Thursday night’s laser looked similar to the one we saw a Detroit Lions fan admit to pointing at Buffalo Bills players earlier this month. Some people are just plain idiotic.
H/T Puck Daddy