Where Yo Teeth At?
Ever see a player get hit so hard that his teeth get knocked out?
In the dying seconds of the second period of a tied game at the Boston Garden David Krejci tries to get out of the defensive zone and past Hickey by flipping the puck out for David Pastrnak. Thomas Hickey wouldn’t let Krejci get around him so easily.
Hickey stepped up on Krejci and drove his shoulder right through the Bruins forward. Hickey hit Krejci so hard that the Bruins forward not only crumpled to the ice but he did so with a missing chiclet.
Nothing beats a big clean open-ice hit. They aren’t a common occurrence in a regular hockey game, they are typically explosive and they typically come out of nowhere. This one had the same effect.
No one thought Thomas Hickey would unload on Krejci the way he did. It’s just not something Hickey did often. And with the period coming to an end everyone from the broadcasters to the people at the arena was ready for the whistle to blow, not for Hickey to light up Krejci with a monstrous hit.
Good on Johnny Boychuk for poking around the ice and locating Krejci’s lost tooth and returning it to his former teammate for safekeeping.