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Linesman Tony Sericolo took a seat while officiating the Penguins-Kings games on Friday night, thought it might not have been his choice.

December 11, 2015

Keep your head up and your skates moving took on a new meaning tonight at the 16:36 mark of the second period during the Pittsburgh Penguins and Los Angeles Kings game on Friday.

When Kings forward Andy Andreoff went for a hit on Penguins forward Sergei Plotnikov in front of the L.A. bench, there was an unfortunate casualty: linesman Tony Sericolo. Seated on the dasher boards in an attempt to avoid the play, Sericolo found himself with a front-row seat to all of the action. 

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While Plotnikov and Andreoff skated off to rejoin the play, the man in stripes needed a little help from the players on the Kings’ bench and emerged unscathed.

Sericolo wasn't the only one to find an unorthodox exit from the ice on Friday, as New Jersey Devils forward Jordin Tootoo sent himself helmet-over-skates in an attempted line change against the Detroit Red Wings

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That's definitely one way to avoid a call for too many men on the ice.

-- Cait Platt

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