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Down in front! NBC Sports says camera problem led to fan obscuring the view of Bruins game

The Bruins celebrated Brad Marchand’s goal in the first period.Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff/Globe Staff

Fans who watched Game 6 of the Bruins-Maple Leafs playoff series Sunday probably found themselves yelling, “Head! Move!’’ at their screens during a certain stretch in the third period.

Some of the more frenetic late moments of NBC Sports’s broadcast of the Bruins’ 4-2 victory were obscured by a fan’s head blocking the network’s camera.

Reached for comment Monday morning, an NBC Sports spokesman said the camera that was partially blocked by the fan’s noggin was not the usual one the network uses in that situation.

“Technical difficulties prevented us from using the main game camera for a period of time towards the end of the game,’’ the spokesman said. “The replacement camera had a slightly different perspective.”


The spokesman didn’t say whether someone from the network tried to get the fan to move. But he clearly couldn’t hear you yelling from your living room.

Chad Finn can be reached at finn@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @GlobeChadFinn.