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Sens’ Neil takes another puck to the face

Nov 7, 2013, 9:28 PM EDT

Ottawa Senators tough guy Chris Neil left the ice bloody on Thursday after an errant Erik Karlsson pass caught him in the face.

Video will be added upon availability, but for the moment, here’s a GIF of the scene via the Sporting News’ Sean Gentille:


If you’re scratching your head and wondering “didn’t Neil just get hit in the face with a puck?” you’re right. (You’re also a lot like this post’s author …) Neil suffered a similar fate about a month ago against the Los Angeles Kings.

Neil, 34, is a rough customer, but at some point you have to wonder if he might consider a visor. Granted, one would pity the person who asked him to do so, but you know the old saying, “Hit me in the face with a puck, shame on you …”

  1. jhaegs - Nov 7, 2013 at 9:47 PM


  2. killerpgh - Nov 7, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    Somewhere Eugene Melnyk is M*****F***ing Matt Cooke about this. CSI Ottawa will be looking into to see if Karlsson’s Achilles injury caused that horrible pass right into Neil’s face.

    • mp1131211 - Nov 7, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      This must be Canadian humor. I’m neither cold enough nor drunk enough to get it.

    • c9castine - Nov 7, 2013 at 11:23 PM

      im willing to bet killerpgh isn’t from canada. its in reference to melnyk claiming to have opened up a criminal investigation on matt cooke for butchering karlssons ankle. if ankle was never sliced he would have never put that puck into chris neils face and chris neil wouldn’t now be better looking than he was before.

      its funny because the joke is as ridiculous as the event in which he is referring to.

      • cofran2004 - Nov 8, 2013 at 8:37 AM

        And now because you explained it, its not funny anymore. Way to ruin the magic, meanie-face!

  3. hazlydose - Nov 8, 2013 at 12:46 AM

    Chris Neil: Player most likely to eat a grape without opening his mouth.

  4. csilojohnson - Nov 8, 2013 at 7:48 AM


  5. Anoesis - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    “…(Y)ou know the old saying, “Hit me in the face with a puck, shame on you …”

    Hit me two, three, four times and shame on, uh, um, what were we talking about again?

    Yeah, you’re a tough guy alright, refusing to use obvious safety equipment so you can stay on the ice and help your team. Oh, wait, you’re just the designated goon so it’s already been accounted for you having to leave while bleeding. We know why you don’t wear a visor, so next time see if you can stick your face in front of a fist or two instead of the puck. That helps us out more because people pay to see you fight, not play goalie with your mug.

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