Jan 17, 2014, 2:00 AM EST
Vision. It’s a rather important element to a goalie’s game.
Interesting, because Boston Bruins’ goalie Chad Johnson had a contact lens knocked out of his left eye – he also suffered a cut below the eye – when a Zdeno Chara high stick made its way through the puck stopper’s mask during the second period of Thursday’s game with the Dallas Stars.
That’s according to Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com, who reported that Johnson played the duration of the second period despite having his contact lens knocked out.
Johnson went on to make 32 saves and the Bruins came away with a 4-2 victory over the Stars following a wild third period that saw the two teams combine for five goals.
“I could feel the [stick] blade hit my cheek & then come up and clip my eyelid. My contact fell out. It kind of startles you,” said Johnson after the game.
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