January 24, 2010
We're had our share of odd delays in hockey games this season, including that Green Bay team that bludgeoned a bat on the ice. But what transpired during last night's Detroit Red Wings home game at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night vs. the Los Angeles Kings took things to new heights ... literally. (Thanks, we're here all week.)
After he was removed from the area, fans were allowed to return to their seats.
Photographers have remote cameras stationed on the catwalk, but no one is usually there during games.
"He got in through one of the storage cages and came out through one of the cable traps used for show cables," arena audio engineer Ricky Gopigian said.
There's been no update on the fan's identity or any legal ramifications for his trip to the rafters, nor if he was waiting up there with a baseball bat in case the nWo showed up. Our theory: He's a huge NHL '94 fan and wanted the bird's-eye view of the action.