It’s been a rough Stanley Cup Finals for the guy holding the
mute button in NBC’s production truck.
On Monday, for the second time in three games, a postgame
interview with sideline reporter Pierre McGuire was marred by an
on-air curse word from a member of the winning team.
In Game 1, it was the Chicago Blackhawks’ Andrew Sharp, who
dropped an exhausted and well-earned — but definitely
inappropriate — F-bomb after his game-winner in triple
overtime (which at least came after 1 a.m. ET, so the kids were
Then on Monday, after stopping all 28 Blackhawks shots on net to
continue his ridiculous playoff run, Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask
commented on his ability to preserve his third shutout of the
playoffs despite the, uh, “crappy” ice conditions:
I’m not sure how long of a delay NBC and NBC Sports Network use
on their hockey telecasts, but it’s clearly not long enough. Better
bump it up a few more seconds for Game 4 Wednesday, just in