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Video: Capitals’ Oleksy shakes off puck to face

May 2, 2013, 10:11 PM EDT

The 2013 playoffs are sure to be two-plus months that regularly reinforce the notion that hockey players are really, really tough. Washington Capitals defenseman Steve Oleksy presented the latest entry in that epic, blocking a shot with his face during Game 1 against the New York Rangers on Thursday:

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The Washington Post’s Dan Steinberg produced a screen cap of him almost looking annoyed at having to get his face touched up:

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Of course, he returned in the third period, basically like nothing happened.

  1. eigglesnosuperbowls - May 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM

    I see what your trying to do here PHT !

    • ravenscaps48 - May 2, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Take that, Crosby!

  2. caps4cup - May 2, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    What a bauss. Yeah caps. Keep wining

  3. rsl22 - May 2, 2013 at 10:50 PM

    Insert Crosby joke here ________.

  4. bekay19 - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

    Unreal!!! that my friends is playoff hockey

  5. dipthatchip - May 3, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    can’t believe this is the first year I’m seeing this guy get a Caps sweater. Definitely flew under the radar in Hershey (for me at least).

    His breakout pass for MoJo’s breakaway was amazing

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