ST. LOUIS, MO. - NOVEMBER 5: Lars Eller #61 of the St. Louis Blues scores a goal against the Calgary Flames in his NHL debut at the Scottrade Center on November 5, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
One of the most lasting images of these Stanley Cup playoffs will be Lars Ellers laying facedown in a pool of his own blood, and the Ottawa Sun isn’t going to let anyone forget about it any time soon.
The Montreal forward was hit by Ottawa’s Eric Gryba in Game 1 of a first-round series between the Canadiens and Senators that sent Eller crashing to the ice. Eller was initially lay motionless on the ice with blood pouring out of his face. That blood quickly pooled as the medical staff quickly jumped onto the ice to tend to Eller.
The Ottawa tabloid, the Ottawa Sun, decided to use a photo of Eller laying on the ice on its front cover of Friday’s paper. See what the cover looks like below.
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