Joe Pavelski, the captain of the San Jose Sharks, scored the team’s first goal Wednesday night during a playoff game with the Vegas Golden Knights after he took a wrist shot off the chin during a power play.
The 34-year-old managed to skate off the ice unaided, but a reporter for NBC tweeted that workers at the arena went looking for his teeth on the ice during a television break. He returned to the game in the second period with a full face shield, according to USA Today.
One Twitter user described the condition of his mouth.
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"Pavelski’s face looks like a Picasso painting… but he’s a hockey player, of COURSE he’s gonna keep playing!!"
The Sharks went on to win Game 1, 5-2.