Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 04/16/10 at 01:21 PM ET
from Ray Parrillo of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
As the blood poured from his mouth, Ian Laperriere wasn’t thinking about the seven teeth he’d just lost, the 100 or so stitches it would require to close the wound, or the prospect of having dinner through a straw for a while.
Instead, the first thought that crossed his mind was: How could he have been so stupid to block a slapshot with his face.
“I was mad at myself because it was my fault,” the veteran winger said Thursday after the Flyers went through a brisk practice for Friday night’s Game 2 of their first-round series against New Jersey at the Prudential Center.
“I won’t make the same mistake. I promise you that. What I did was stupid. I was too far away from him, and I went down on my knees and the puck came up.”
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