After taking a few high sticks to the face New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal had a few cuts and a swollen lip, making him feel like Kylie Jenner.
In hockey sticks fly. Fists fly. Players eat those sticks and fists to their relatively unprotected faces all the time. Against the Winnipeg Jets, New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal took at least two sticks to the face.
Infractions that furiously went uncalled. At that point, the Islanders were the second-best team on the ice and were looking for anything to get them going. A power play could have done that. (Eventually, a power-play would get them going.)
But all the Islanders, and specifically Mathew Barzal had to show for those sticks to the face were two cuts to his upper lip and a swollen lip. In the intermission, he delivered an incredible one-liner.
Feeling Like Kylie
After the second period, MSG’s Shannon Hogan spoke with Mathew Barzal who had two goals in the period. As usual, Shannon asked about the two goals. But then she asked about the cuts on his lip and how he stays focused.
That’s when Barzal, again, with a fat lip delivered this killer one-line. Saying he looked like reality-TV star Kylie Jenner.
Don’t say you didn’t have the exact same reaction as Shannon Hogan had after hearing that? It’s impossible. Players never say anything interesting on live TV. That’s what makes this so good. Not only is the joke great but it comes out of nowhere.
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This kid can do everything. He’s an accurate passer. With his shoot more mentality coming into the 2019-20 season he’s a lethal goal scorer. And now he’s comic!