EDMONTON, CANADA - NOVEMBER 15: Andrew Cogliano #13 of the Edmonton Oilers skates during their NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche on November 15, 2008 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The Avalanche defeated the Oilers 3-2 in shootout overtime. (Photo by Dale MacMillan/Getty Images)
The NHL’s top two teams faced off Wednesday night, and while it was the Chicago Blackhawks who headed home with a loss, the Anaheim Ducks lost some things as well — a few teeth.
During the faceoff after Teemu Selanne’s goal in the third period, Hawks forward Brandon Bollig nailed Andrew Cogliano in the mouth with a high stick, but all four officials somehow missed the blatant penalty. Cogliano went down in obvious pain and skated off the ice with a bloody mouth, but the Ducks’ center wasn’t quite ready to call it a night.
Any ol’ hockey player can sacrifice a few teeth for the game, but Cogliano made everybody question their toughness when he returned to the ice to finish out the game — without ever missing a shift.
Check out the bloody hit in the video below the next time you complain about going to the dentist.