12/11/2013 00:16 EST | Updated 02/09/2014 05:59 EST

Did You See That? Panthers put up covered plexiglass

It's tough for a National Hockey League club to mask its mistakes when it sits near the bottom of the standings. 

But the Florida Panthers — third-last in the Eastern Conference — somehow managed to literally cover up the view of a bunch of fans in the front rows on Tuesday night in the middle of their game against the Detroit Red Wings. 

After a pane of plexiglass ​behind Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard broke on a slap shot midway through the third period, the maintenance crew replaced it with another pane. Simple solution. The only problem was they were unable to remove the protective covering from the glass itself, leaving a fully obstructed view for any fans in the vicinity. 

If it was any consolation for Florida supporters, the Panthers were able to remove the covering just in time to see their club win 3-2 in a shootout. 

Not something one would see every day. Watch the odd incident by clicking the video above. Thoughts?