CHICAGO -- A woman hit in the head by plexiglass dislodged by a hard check into the boards in Friday's Oilers-Blackhawks game wrapped a cloth around her head as a bandage and chose to stay and watch the rest of what she said was her first NHL game.
"If I even remember correctly, I was watching the game, and you know the big hits come to the glass, and the next thing I know the glass is on my head and blood is everywhere and people are all around me and I make it up the stairs and hear all this applause, which was nice to hear," Bovard told Sportsnet.
"I'm just bummed it happened so early [in the game]," Bovard added. "It's quite a first game. First NHL game. First Blackhawks game."
Bovard, sitting in the first or second row and wearing a red Blackhawks jersey, was tended to by the United Center staff.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.