Off-ice official injured by pane of glass as fans celebrate Bruins goal against Hurricanes

Watch as commercial coordinator Joe Foley is injured in a freak accident and needs to be stretchered off after the glass surrounding the penalty box collapsed inwards and landed on top of his head.

A man working in the penalty boxes at TD Garden was injured after fans knocked some glass loose while celebrating a goal by the Boston Bruins.

After David Pastrnak scored to extend the Bruins’ lead to 3-1 over the Carolina Hurricanes late in the second period, excited fans pounding the glass knocked a pane of it onto the off-ice official, knocking him to the ground. Trainers from both teams rushed across the ice to attend to the man who was taken off on a stretcher.

TNT reporter Shannon Hogan reported the man was alert as he was being stretchered off the ice. Players from both teams went over and tapped him on the leg as a sign of support. TNT identified the man as timeout coordinator Joe Foley.

The Associated Press reported that a police officer remained near where the glass had fallen to form a barrier between the fans when play resumed.

NHL spokesman John Dellapina told The AP that Foley was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital for observation.

“We heard he’s doing all right and he’s going to be fine,” Pastrnak said after the game.

Earlier in the game, linesman Jonny Murray collided with a person clearing the ice during a commercial break. While he was slow to get up, Murray ultimately remained in the game.

With files from The Associated Press.

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