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Protective Netting Falls, Injures 2 Women At TD Garden

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EMT's treat two women after the protective netting and pole fell on them at the TD Garden, March 6, 2014. (Photo courtesy: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe)

EMT’s treat two women after the protective netting and pole fell on them at the TD Garden, March 6, 2014. (Photo courtesy: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe)

BOSTON (CBS) – Two women were injured when the protective netting behind one of the goals fell at the TD Garden Thursday night.

The pole that holds the netting struck the women after the Bruins-Capitals game at about 9:40 p.m.

One woman was taken out of the arena on a stretcher, the other had a neck brace.

Their names have not been released

Boston Police say both are in their 20’s and they were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital with minor injuries.

EMTs remove a woman after the protective netting and pole fell on her at the TD Garden, March 6, 2014. (Photo courtesy: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe)

EMTs remove a woman after the protective netting and pole fell on her at the TD Garden, March 6, 2014. (Photo courtesy: John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe)

It is unclear what caused the netting to fall.

A photographer covering the game for Getty Images was also nearby and his camera was smashed.

The netting, which is suspended above the glass at the ends of the rink, was made mandatory by the NHL in 2002 after a fan died when she was hit by a puck in Columbus, Ohio.

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