The Las Vegas Golden Knights took a 2-0 series lead over the Florida Panthers with a 7-2 victory at home in Monday night’s Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
It was an impressive victory in what was a very physical game between two teams that are each trying to win their first-ever title.
After the game, however, a jubilant Golden Knights fan took a major loss when he tried to get in a reporter’s live shot but was masterfully pushed aside by Samantha Rivera, who threw a strong stiff-arm, all while keeping with her report.
Check this is out:
Talking about Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final, stiff-arming a fan trying to get on camera and getting into the highlights.— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) June 6, 2023
Quite the display of multitasking by Samantha Rivera of CBS Miami pic.twitter.com/yvP8C3V4BS
Yeah, don’t ever do what that fan tried to do.
Rivera tweeted this shortly after:
Listen, I don’t give a damn what team you’re rooting for - get the hell out of my face when I’m working and respect that I’m here to do my job.— Samantha Rivera (@JSamanthaRivera) June 6, 2023
Excited to get back home to some classy #Panthers fans for game 3!! pic.twitter.com/iWDQl0Rtvv
Fans loved her strong move and had her back:
1) Samantha is an absolute pro. Blocked him from the shot without breaking eye contact with the camera and went right back to the highlights. Unreal.— Michaela Schreiter (@Schreids) June 6, 2023
2) Never, and I mean NEVER be this guy. https://t.co/aMstLxioFI
Derrick Henry would approve of this stiff arm, love Sam putting them in check! https://t.co/QIopmSkPPl— Kayla Anderson ✨ (@KaylaAndersonTV) June 6, 2023
Well, they definitely picked the perfect person to cover hockey for them lol https://t.co/jaT4ob6EHy— Nathanael Rutherford (@Mr_Rutherford) June 6, 2023
Please leave reporters alone when they're live in the field. We are working.— Stephanie Chavez KRQE (@stephYLC14) June 6, 2023
You go girl! https://t.co/oVPa5vnc6W
I have a new hero https://t.co/QleQ4ivPk8— HER WAY (@abbieherway) June 6, 2023