NHL·Ouch!

Sidney Crosby hits NBC analyst with puck, stitches required

NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Brian Engblom was broadcasting from ice level

NBC Sports analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Penguins' victory over the Sharks on Sunday. (Twitter)

NBC Sports Network analyst Brian Engblom needed stitches after taking a puck to his forehead late in the second period of the Pittsburgh Penguins' 3-2 shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby tipped Brenden Dillon's outlet pass over the glass with 1:42 left in the period. The puck deflected right at Engblom, who was broadcasting from the ice-level area between the teams' benches at CONSOL Energy Center.

A Penguins trainer quickly examined Engblom, a former NHL player, and put a towel up to his head before taking him to the locker room for stitches. The 60-year-old Engblom returned to his analyst duties for the third period — sporting a big gash across his forehead.

"I felt bad," a smiling Crosby said during a postgame interview with Engblom. "You were back out there pretty quick. I give you credit for getting back out here."

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