Late in the first period, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin was struck in the face by a puck at the team’s bench.
But you know how this story goes. He didn’t miss a shift because Russian machine never breaks.
From far away the play seemed harmless. But then Sportsnet aired the replay.
The puck hit the Russian machine in the face shield before harmlessly falling to the ice. Pierre McGuire ducked for cover, but would be saved by Ovechkin’s steel-like schnoz.
Oh my gosh I would have quit the sport forever and taken up a new hobby like knitting.
A minute later, Ovechkin checked his mouth to make sure all his chiclets were still there. Yup. Maybe one’s close, but whatevs.
We all marvel at Ovechkin’s goal-scoring prowess. But let’s never forget his durability. His insane, created out of Soviet tank parts never-break-y-ness.
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