Taking an Alex Ovechkin Slap Shot Off the Face Appears to "Sting a Little"

January 29, 2010

In the most recent chapter of "Hockey Players are Apparently Kind of Tough," (a book that has yet to outsell the NBA's "Don't Slap My Wrist or You'll Get Call For a Foul" novel), New York Islanders defenseman Jack Hillen shows how taking what appears to be a 90 mile-per-hour slap shot off of his jaw can be even more painful than it sounds.

Sure, some people will talk about the brute nature of a sport that boasts violence and fan death as part of the excitement, but watch how Ovechkin stays by the side of his "victim" until he gains consciousness. In what other sport do you see athletes do that?

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Source: NHL

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