Kesler dropped to the ice to block Jere Lehtinen's second-period shot, missed the puck but not the Star's skate, which clipped the back of his head as Lehtinen jumped over Kesler.
He appeared dazed, but was able to skate off the ice.
"I got lucky," Kesler said. "It could have been way worse. Obviously, I was pretty worried walking into the locker room but they were able to fix it up so I could go back out. "
With the shallow, four-inch laceration closed, Kesler returned to the game and in the third period cut hard around defenceman Darryl Sydor and fired under Turco to make it 4-1 at 2:26.
That's my boy, head cut open by a skate blade, what does he do? Come straight back out and score :)
I am almost getting bored with saying "I told you so" now, but I TOLD YOU SO! Kesler for the C.
Dank Sedin bled all over the ice from a high stick to the chops and scored shortly afterwards too, maybe next time we hit a slump AV should randomly punch a couple of the guys to wake them up? Seems to work!
Final result Van 5 Dal 2 - whoot!
That makes up for Saturday :)
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