Originally written March 31, 2012 on Holdout Sports:
Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds scored a goal in the second period of Saturday's NHL game against the Ottawa Senators, but it was a painful one. In fact, Simmonds didn't actually shoot the puck, but got credit for the goal after a slapshot by teammate Brayden Schenn hit Simmonds in the face and the puck found its way into the net.



Simmonds went to the locker room to get checked out, but later returned to the game. In fact, he gave an interview during the second intermission while his right eye and nose were still covered with blood.



Simmonds does not wear a visor, but after receiving seven stitches after Saturday's game, he might want to rethink that. At the very least, this should be a prime example for other hockey players as to why they should wear visors.

Unbelievably, this isn't the first time this season that Senators goalie Craig Anderson has allowed a goal to be scored off an opponent's face. Back in February, Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault scored a goal after taking an accidental puck in the face. However, Perrault was wearing a visor and did not take a direct hit from a slapshot as Simmonds did. Anderson really needs to work on those face shots.

The Flyers lost to the Senators 4-3 in a shootout.

H/T Puck Daddy.
Holdout Sports is now a member of the Yardbarker Network. Visit us at holdoutsports.com.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Royals beat A's in extras, win first playoff game since '85

Mark Davis: Raiders head coaching job will be 'enticing'

Fan on Craigslist offers Nats playoff tickets for threesome

Brady snubs rookie Garoppolo after touchdown pass

Cung Le suspended for failed HGH test

FCC Chairman: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brain study finds 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Tony Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

Eli on Geno Smith: If fans yell at you, you probably deserve it

49ers players come out in support of Jim Harbaugh

Raiders reportedly expected to make a run at Jon Gruden

FCC unanimously ends sports blackout rule

MLB.com posts wrong story saying A's won game

WATCH: Brett Favre in new nose hair trimmer commercial

WATCH: Michigan students protest, call for AD to be fired

Marlins president: We're not trading Giancarlo Stanton

Heckling Knicks fan suing team over ejection

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe: Iggy Azalea has had better career than Swaggy P

College football's post-Week 5 playoff projection

Oregon to don pink-themed unis for breast cancer awareness

Is DeMarco Murray the best RB in the NFL?

WATCH: TBS sends up 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' with promo

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

WATCH: Brett Favre in new commercial

Brady snubs rookie after TD pass

FCC: Washington nickname 'inappropriate today'

Could Jon Gruden return to Oakland?

Marlins: We're not trading Stanton

Study: 76 of 79 deceased NFL players had CTE

Heckling fan sues Knicks over ejection

Sparano to step in as Raiders head coach

This weekend in NFL stupid

Kobe chooses Iggy over Swaggy P

Is DeMarco Murray the NFL's best RB?

Ilya Bryzgalov takes photos with fans while on the bench

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.