Michal Kempny scored a huge third-period goal against the Detroit Red Wings. It marked his second goal in consecutive games.
Kempny’s reward? A trip down the tunnel to the locker room after getting headbutted by a celebrating teammate.
The play started when Travis Boyd found Kempny wide open at the point with a cross-ice pass. With Devante Smith-Pelly setting a screen on Red Wings goaltender Jonathan Bernier, Kempny ripped a shot that found the back of the net.
Here’s another look.
But everything went amok when a very excited Travis Boyd skated over to hug Kempny. The center violently headbutted the defenseman.
Kempny, bleeding from the face, immediately went down the tunnel for repairs.
He returned a few minutes later with a small bandage across his nose.
Kempny’s goal ended up being the game-winner.
Michal Kempny on Travis Boyd accidentally head-butting him during his goal celebration: “It’s gonna probably be a hit on the internet… Funny moment.” Kempny also called it Boyd’s “best celebration” in jest. He didn’t need any stitches. pic.twitter.com/E7Y81FvoyC
— Ian Oland (@ianoland) November 24, 2018
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