The Habs were down to five defensemen Monday night after Montreal blueliner Noah Juulsen was hit in the face with the puck, not once, but twice in separate occasions in the first period against the Caps.
Accidentally blocking a shot with your face happens sometimes in hockey, but thankfully it’s infrequent. So for Juulsen to get hit with the puck in the same spot on his face blocking the same kind of shot just ten minutes apart is some crazy bad luck.
According to TSN’s John Lu, Juulsen was transported to the hospital for further examination.
Both pucks came from close range. The first came from a wrister from Michal Kempny, which took a bounce off a teammate’s stick before hitting Juulsen in the visor and then the cheek.
The second puck came off a shot from Brett Connolly, but this time the puck ricocheted off Juulsen’s own stick and hit him square on his cheek, in nearly the same spot the first puck hit him.
This time the puck opened up a cut, which forced Juulsen down the tunnel and eventually to the hospital to get checked out. Ouch.
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