Ouch! Capitals C Belanger plays after losing teeth
Belanger says Saturday he ``felt my teeth shatter, right away,'' when Canadiens defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron's stick hit him in the mouth in the first period of Montreal's 2-1 victory at Washington in Game 5 of their playoff series Friday night.
Belanger needed some serious dental work at the arena, getting exposed tooth roots trimmed - then returned to the ice midway through the third period.
Explains Belanger: ``I knew I was in trouble, but what are you going to do? It's the playoffs.''
He expects to play in Game 6 at Montreal on Monday.