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Blackhawks Fan Cut By Shattered Glass Chooses to Finish Game

It was the fan's first ever Blackhawks game at the United Center

Friday's Blackhawks game against the Edmondton Oilers was a memorable one for one fan, who was attending her first ever Hawks game.

The woman was hit in the head by plexiglass dislodged by a hard check into the boards and her face cut. But instead of leaving the arena injured, she wrapped a cloth around her head as a bandage and stayed to watch the rest of the game.

The woman was identified by Sportsnet as Alexis Bovard.

The Blackhawks did not have the woman's name or much information after the game, won 2-1 by Chicago.

Blackhawks TV play-by-play announcer Pat Foley said Bovard, who is in her 20s, needed stitches but planned to get them after the game.

The plexiglass was knocked out during the first period when Edmonton's Benoit Pouliot checked Chicago's Niklas Hjalmarsson into the boards.

Bovard was sitting in the first or second row wearing a Blackhawks jersey and was tended to by United Center staff.

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