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Jack Hillen Takes A Shot To The Mouth

from Dan Steinberg of D.C. Sports Bog,

The Islanders defenseman did what hockey defensemen do, throwing his face in front of an Alex Ovechkin slapshot at close range. The results were about what you’d expect; a pool of blood, a lot of quiet fans and scared players, and a trip to the hospital.

“It’s the game of hockey, but you never want to see a player go down like that,” Jason Chimera said, via FanHouse. “He took the full force of the shot. Difficult to watch.”

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added 12:06pm, Hillen suffered a broken jaw and out for around 2 months.  Video of the play is below…

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