Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny made a potential game-saving shot block in the second period.
While just that fact makes the play notable, there were two other tiny details that made this shot block absolutely bananas.
First, Kempny blocked the shot literally with his face. Second, when Kempny went back to the bench, he spit blood, but then (!!!) sat there as if nothing happened.
Teach me your toughness, Kempner.
Kempny made the big play 18:02 in the second. After Canadiens forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi found Tomas Tatar wide open on the wing, Kempny dove and blocked the shot with his jaw.
Here’s another look.
That looks so incredibly painful, you guys.
After an icing call, officials let Kempny leave the ice since he was injured. Or so they thought. Kempny sat on the bench, adjusted his helmet…
And then he spit blood.
He didn’t miss a shift thereafter.
What a tough human.
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