Washington Capitals Head Coach Barry Trotz refers to Jay Beagle as Mr. Fix It , but Beags might need some repair work of his own after a head-butt from Nate Schmidt.
During the first period, The Human Emoji bumped heads with The Hockey Unicorn after Wild forward Nino Niederreiter dove out of the way of a point shot.
Beags was bloodied on the play and later showed off his bent beak in the locker room. According to The Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan, Beagle may have broken his nose on the play.
Jay Beagle is not sure if he broke his nose because he didn't get an X-Ray. It did not look great. Joked that he couldn't breathe.
— Isabelle Khurshudyan (@ikhurshudyan) March 15, 2017
As per hockey tradition, Beagle did not miss a shift and even scored a back-breaking goal late in the third period against the Wild.
After taking a beautiful tape-to-tape pass from Dmitry Orlov, Beagle distributed the puck far side past Devan Dubnyk.
“Obviously it was a quick up from Snarls,” Beagle said. “I shot high and over the bar on the first one, which is a cardinal rule – you definitely don’t do that especially on the PK. I wasn’t too happy with myself. I just saw low glove as I was coming in. Winnie (Daniel Winnik) was screaming for the puck and I was like, ‘I’m not giving you the puck, Winnie.’”
Nicklas Backstrom, Jay Beagle and Braden Holtby talk after a 4-2 win against the Minnesota Wild. #CapsWild #RockTheRed pic.twitter.com/jxAa7JGHwV
— Washington Capitals (@Capitals) March 15, 2017
The goal was Beagle’s 12th goal of the season – a career high.
And because of his run-in with Schmidty, Beagle can now forever remember the milestone tally every time he looks in the mirror, his nose slightly askew to the right.
— RMNB (@russianmachine) March 15, 2017
3/16 update: Jay Beagle confirmed during Thursday’s practice that he did in fact break his nose. The news was first reported by Tommy Chalk.
Jay Beagle did break his nose. He said it's the fifth or sixth time he's done it.
— Tommy Chalk (@Tommy_Chalk) March 16, 2017
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