Bruins goalie Johnson takes stick to face, bleeds, wins game

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara checks in on Chad Johnson after the goalie was cut by an errant stick.

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It’€™s not often that NHL goalies get to prove to the sporting world that, just like their teammates, hockey players are the toughest athletes out there.

Boston Bruins netminder Chad Johnson (unfortunately?) got that opportunity Thursday night in Dallas when he took a stick to the face in the second period against the Stars. The errant blade appeared to sneak in between the bars of Johnson’s cage, causing blood to run from his left lid.

Check it out in the GIF below, via SB Nation.


Johnson not only finished the period (and eventually the game), but he also did so without a contact lens.