About an hour after going down face first on the ice in a pool of his own blood, Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin faced the media with only a few stitches on his upper lip as the only evidence of his scary injury.
“I just try to feel my tooth, and it’s fine,” Ovechkin said nonchalantly. “Can be much worser, maybe lose my teeth.”
“Does he have any teeth left?” Nicklas Backstrom quipped to Isabelle Khurshudyan.
Ovechkin had a pass deflect off his stick and richoet into his face. The scene was grisly, but Ovi was back on the ice after missing just half a period to get his face put back together.
Ovechkin made a machine joke when explaining what he did inside the locker room.
“Changing the oil,” he said laughing.
“I’m fine,” he emphasized.
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