With nine hockey games waged Tuesday night in the NHL, something very hockey was just bound to happen.
(And, no, we’re not just talking about Martin St. Louis channeling his disappointment from being left off Team Canada into a game-winning two-goal performance against the Winnipeg Jets. Although that was both awesome and heartbreaking.)
In New Jersey, Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn had his stomach sliced by when he laid a hard check on the Devils centreman.
Schenn went to the Flyers’ bench to get some salve and Superglue slapped on his abdomen gouge and barely missed a shift.
In true hockey perseverance style, Schenn would later convert a fantastic back-door pass by defenceman Nicklas Grossman and tally the game-winning goal, in overtime no less, as Philly trumped the Devils 3-2.
Schenn’s final line Tuesday: 1 goal, 1 assist, 2 hits, +2, 1 badass belly scar.