Seguin saved from line drive foul ball

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Seguin saved from line drive foul ball

Crisis averted.

Tyler Seguin was holding a "speed dating night" at LeLacheur Park, home of the Lowell Spinners (a Red Sox affiliate), when a heat-seeking foul ball was launched directly at the back of his head.

Luckily for Seguin, who seemed to be busy putting his number in one lucky lady's phone (kidding), Spinners VP Dan Beaulieu had his back. Beaulieu heroically leaped in front of the foul ball, preventing it from harming the B's prized possession.

Beaulieu and Seguin were fine, but unfortunately Beaulieu's phone didn't make it out alive.

Come on Seguin . . . it was a lefty at the plate and you're in prime foul ball territory. You're better than that.

Check out the video.

Best part: Guy in the Spinners hat who points to Seguin and says, "Hey, that was at yuh head."

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.

-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.

-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.

-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.

-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.

-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.

-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.

-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.

-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.