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Video: Wayne Simmonds shakes off puck to face, scores

Mar 26, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

It’s one thing to say that NHL players should be required to wear visors, but it’s another to be the person who tells them they have to.

Some guys are willing to take that risk, just like they take many others in a dangerous sport. Wayne Simmonds was the latest player to take a puck to the face on Tuesday, but he returned quickly and scored a goal for the Philadelphia Flyers instead of missing any time:

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Interestingly, the Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno points out that Washington Capitals forward Mathieu Perreault was cut by his visor during Tuesday’s action. So, again, there are dangers whether you wear one or not.

The New York Rangers ended up winning 5-2 against the Flyers on Tuesday, by the way.

  1. President Charles Logan - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:27 PM

    ***yawns***

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      President Dumba$$ trolling another Flyers thread. If Cindy or Kristina Letang took that puck they’d be out for a month.

      • President Charles Logan - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:07 AM

        1975…………….. and counting……………………….and……………………counting

      • President Charles Logan - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

        funny part is I’m not even a Pens fan…….. but common sense says they are light year ahead of you clowns for talent

      • jpelle82 - Mar 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM

        except for that time crosby took a puck off the face in the islanders game, got booed and came back for his next shift…pens won which is what really matters

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM

        Well President Chuck who are you a fan off big mouth ?

    • djamesbart - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM

      And then they lose. Again.
      The end.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Mar 27, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      I didn’t say you are a Hens fan. I could care less what team you beat off to. I’m simply stating a fact that you are a troll on every thread that has to do with the Flyers. Oh and a lot of help those light years of talent did last season and the season before that right?

      • President Charles Logan - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:30 AM

        that series last year was a fluke and everyone knows it , and judging by your replies it’s obvious you do care a little too much about what I post or as you call “troll”

    • mclovinhockey - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:22 PM

      go back to watching 24 if hockey doesnt interest you.

    • mclovinhockey - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:27 PM

      oh as for the 1975 comment, why don’t you try to be a bit more original? You name your screen name the exact name of a character from a TV show, and you use a comment that has been around more than Taylor Swift.

      My screen name is not very original as well but at least I put a bit of my own touch into it rather than ripping off the writers of a TV show who created a character from the names of 2 x-men and casted an actor who looked very much like Richard Nixon… such originality behind it.

  2. rpiotr01 - Mar 26, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    What’s the point, better to be lucky than good? He could have easily wound up like Staal.

  3. eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    This phenomenon has gone on for years now,,, and what Iam talking about is I have never seen a team whose players shoot pucks high and wide when they are wide open staring right down the pipes with no body on them its bizzaro !

    • DonkeyStick - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:42 PM

      In defense of “eigglesnosuperbowls” he is almost 50 years old and has no life. He posts on PHT all day and night with nothing to show for his uselesslife.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:32 AM

        AssStick your a zero trying to be a one and I show your mom all day how usefull I can be !

  4. mclovinhockey - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Took a puck in the face, first shift back scores a goal. Then draws a 4 minute power play for getting high sticked in the face that the refs missed.

    Simmonds is a beast

    • phillyphanatic77 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:47 PM

      It’s a shame that he was basically the only one to show up in another must win.

    • badintent - Mar 27, 2013 at 2:30 AM

      Mr.T took a half court shot at a BlackHawks game, made a goal and stated he would fight Simonds winner take all. Then punch out HGH Stallone.

  5. orangegesus - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:23 PM

    That’s his second goal off the face this year.

    Thanks, Simmer, for being one of the very, very few bright spots this year. And actually playing like you care.

    You’re of the very, very few you do.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Mar 27, 2013 at 6:35 AM

      Iam sorry but I don’t think it was a goal off his face his own player was clearing a puck in front ! Did you watch the game ? If we are waiting around for face goals we are in deep trouble !

    • mclovinhockey - Mar 27, 2013 at 8:20 PM

      yeah, watch the game next time or at least the highlights before commenting.

  6. mclovinhockey - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    He didn’t score off the face, Voracek did. Simmonds took a puck to the then scored in his shift back.

    Pay attention people

  7. sjsharks66 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    So? I thought the voracek goal was way better. Deflected of the neck for a goal?! Best goal of the season.

  8. sewell1977 - Mar 26, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Dude has more heart out there than anyone else.

  9. alswingman - Mar 27, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Own goal by Nash.

  10. nicknyhc - Mar 27, 2013 at 1:37 AM

    I’m a Rangers fan but that’s an impressive feat by Simmonds. Glad to see the guy is ok, and its always awesome when you can come back and score minutes later.

    Flyers definitely have some talent with guys like Simmonds, Vorachek, Giroux, Hartnell, etc. Just gotta get their defense together and they’ll be a tough team to beat.

    • bgord - Mar 27, 2013 at 7:27 AM

      Not a much a Phila or NYR fan, but you have to give Simmonds credit. A puck to the face, a stick to face, down by a few goals, and he still gives 100%. He looked like the only player for Phila that wanted to play. Like him or not, he played like a badass last night..

  11. joeyb3878 - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:06 AM

    As of right now the Flyers need to go 12-4-0 to make the playoffs. If they were to somehow make it in to that 8th seed it would set up a rematch vs the Pens. That sounds so good to every fan of NHL hockey outside of Pittsburgh.

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