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Hazard pay. That's what this cameraman filming the Nashville Predators' entrance for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals should request if his taskmasters want him to stand in front of a smoke machine and be a tackling dummy for Matt Halischuk(notes).

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The first-person segment of the clip is really awesome; like watching the puck hit the goal cam. And how about Patric Hornqvist(notes) coming over to help out the fallen videographer? Save that for the Lady Byng clip reel.

No word if after the hit, Barry Trotz sneered and claimed the cameraman was embellishing.

Game 4 between the Vancouver Canucks and Nashville Predators is Thursday night, with Vancouver holding a 2-1 lead. That there will be a Game 5 means this series is already more competitive than the other semifinals, and could be our lone chance for a prolonged playoff battle in the Worst. Second. Round. Ever.

Help us Pekka Rinne(notes) … you're our only hope …

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