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Video: Gregory Campbell fights through pain on PK

Jun 5, 2013, 10:18 PM EDT

Considering the pain Boston Bruins winger Gregory Campbell was in during a second period Pittsburgh Penguins power play, it almost seemed like the B’s were killing off 5-on-3.

Campbell gutted out the pain and did the best he could to help his team survive that special teams situation, which the Bruins did. While he hasn’t been seen on the ice since he finally got out of that situation, it was still a testament to the 29-year-old’s toughness.

He wasn’t the only notable player to give it all in a penalty kill situation, as this clip also spotlights Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s courage:

  1. titansbro - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    Bruins haters talk about Campbell’s dad but this dude is a warrior. 200% effort every night & tons of heart.

  2. scottybcboy - Jun 5, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Huge loss if he is gone for longer than just this game. An essential part of the Bruin identity…..faceoffs, speed, penalty kill, and toughness…..and the odd goal.

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Jun 5, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    I hope he’ll be back for the next game. Amazing courage from one of the best 4th line center of the league.

  4. 288theabe - Jun 6, 2013 at 12:18 AM

    Those other pseudo-athletes, baseball players and NASCAR drivers, have nothing on hockey players.

    Where exactly did Campbell got hit anyways?

    • neelybourque778 - Jun 6, 2013 at 12:28 AM


  5. neelybourque778 - Jun 6, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Imagine an NBA player showing that kind of heart?? Haha….good luck finding it!

  6. betrayedbylife - Jun 6, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    habsman would say: “it’s a conspiracy. campbell’s father manipulated the footage to cover the fact that campbell could not deal with a stubbed toe suffered earlier in the locker room as he exited his bunk bed. lucic is a goon and i cannot believe chara is not in the penitentiary right now for his cheap, dirty, horrifying hits.”

  7. amityvillefun - Jun 6, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    That’s Bruins hockey. Tough and never say die.

    Hopefully it isn’t a serious injury and he will be back soon. He’s an asset to the team and a very smart penalty killer.

    Courageous play from number 11.

  8. hockeyflow33 - Jun 6, 2013 at 1:51 AM

    Broken leg unfortunately. Done for the rest of the playoffs.

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