With five minutes to go in the first period between the Ottawa Senators and Pittsburgh Penguins, defenceman Marc Methot was dumping the puck deep into the Penguins zone when Sidney Crosby landed a two-handed slash on his left hand.
Methot gave his hand a good shake and went after Crosby at the end of the play. It’s the same old story that happens countless times through every NHL game.
Except this time it wasn’t.
Methot removed his glove to reveal a bloody surprise as it appeared as though his pinky was dangling on by a thin piece of skin. Needless to say, Methot left the game and did not return with what the team is calling a “laceration”.
I’m not sure which is more shocking, the mutilated fifth digit or how casual Methot seemed after he removed his glove and went off to the locker room.
After the game, Senators head coach Guy Boucher told reporters that Methot’s finger was shattered and he will be out for weeks.
It’s the second time this week Crosby has been in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. While he did score a beautiful goal against the Sabres on Tuesday, he also slashed Ryan O’Reilly where the sun don’t shine and lost a few teeth on a high stick later on.