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Here is a great example of why the majority of National Hockey League players wear protective visors.Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson had to leave the game against Washington on Saturday after receiving a puck to the face, courtesy of Capitals defenseman Mike Green.Green was setting up for a shot during a power play opportunity and proceeded to fire the puck towards to net. Unfortunately, the shot sailed high and struck Thompson in the face, but not before it shattered his visor in the process.Thompson's left eye appeared to be bleeding profusely as he left the ice and headed toward the locker room. Thompson seems to be okay because he returned to the game shortly after.Via Sports Illustrated
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Tampa Bay's Nate Thompson was hit in the face by a Mike Green slap shot, completely shattering his visor and drawing blood.
Tweet We are coming closer and closer to the days in the NHL where wearing a visor is mandated. Too many players are being hit with pucks in the face and are being relatively seriously injured. However, Tampa Bay Lightning center Nate Thompson proved that even a visor isn’t 100 percent effective when he was [...]
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nate Thompson went down to block a slap shot from Washington Capitals defenseman Mike Green and let’s just say it didn’t go as planned. The Capitals were on the power play and the slap shot hit Nate Thompson in the side of the head and actually shattered his visor. Thompson was cut on the play pretty badly and you can actually see Capitals forward...
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Nate Thompson took a nasty slap-shot to the visor courtesy of Mike Green during the Capitals and Lightning match-up Friday night, and I can only imagine what would have happened if he had elected to go with no visor.
Below is all that remains of the visor.
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