NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Marc Staal #18 of the New York Rangers celebrates against the Washington Capitals on February 4, 2010 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
I have nightmares about this happening all the time, and unfortunately it became a reality last night for Marc Staal. If I was forced to be out there on the ice you can damn well bet that I would have full gear on, including a goalie mask. The entire sport of hockey gets my utmost respect for toughness.
Staal of the Rangers took a vicious slap shot to the eye from Kimmo Timonen and immediately hit the ice. We will update you as soon as we hear about his status.
[SI, SB Nation]
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