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Video: Stephen Gionta takes puck in the face, doesn’t miss a shift

Jan 26, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

We already know how tough hockey players can be. In fact, you’re probably tired of hearing about it. That said, watching a guy take a puck in the face and not miss a shift is still pretty impressive.

Such was the case for New Jersey Devils forward Stephen Gionta during the second period of their game against the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Gionta was struck in the face by a Mats Zuccarello pass that was deflected by Anton Volchenkov.

Gionta received treatment and an escort back to the bench, but was right back out there when his line was called for their next shift. That’ll do.

  1. hardkor07mn - Jan 26, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    That’s got to hurt!!

  2. djshnooks - Jan 26, 2014 at 4:21 PM

    That’s because he is from Rochester, NY…we deal with some tough stuff up here…I am growing up here made him a man of steel and helped him with that.

    Not to mention, most guys would sit the rest of the game if that happened INDOORS…growing up in Upstate, NY, not only helped him deal with that pain…but imagine how it felt OUTSIDE!? ;-)

    That’s upstate for ya! :-)

  3. jhalion - Jan 26, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    He’s a tough kid, grew up with him in Rochester and I wouldn’t expect anything less.

  4. 950003cups - Jan 27, 2014 at 1:19 AM

    Too bad that puck didn’t hit DeBoer in the skull. He’s gotta go!

    • devilzzz2014 - Jan 28, 2014 at 11:52 AM

      Too bad it didn’t take out Lou and Marty. They may need to go for things to get better. End the country club atmosphere that has had coaches fired in NJ and had their hands tied when they were here … Julien, Sutter, etc.

      Why is Larsson in the minors when the Devils have a 66%+ winning percentage with him in the lineup along with Gelinas? Eh honestly Lou and DumBoer can both go for all I care.

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