NHL referees’ mics are fickle beasts. Sometimes they work. Often they don’t.

During¬†a game between the Blue Jackets at Predators, referee Frederick L’Ecuyer’s mic came to life at a most inopportune time.

L’Ecuyer was about to announce a penalty when an exchange between the ref and a player was caught on mic.

 

 

We’ve all been there.

Just not necessarily in front of 17,113 and thousands watching at home.