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  • Patrik Nemeth gets puck wedged under visor, becomes hockey pirate (Video)

    Greg Wyshynski at Puck Daddy12 hrs ago

    It’s always a scary scene: an errant, deflected puck flies in the air and into the face of an NHL player. He grabs his head, bends over in panic, and we all worry about the damage done.

    Rarely does it end up being a comical situation. But then again, rarely does the player hit by the puck end up wearing it like an eye patch. Arrrrrrrrgh!

    Patrik Nemeth of the Dallas Stars was skating back into his own zone Monday night when Calgary Flames forward Jiri Hudler’s dump-in missed its mark and hit Nemeth in the face. In a one-in-a-million freak of hockey physics, the puck became wedged under his visor over his left eye.

    It eventually dropped out and Nemeth had a laugh about it, so we can all have a laugh about it too.

    And here we thought Captain Hook was the ultimate hockey pirate ...

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