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On Tuesday, Alex Semin finally earned a point against his former team, an assist on Joe Corvo’s first period goal. But one nightmare shift in the second period threatened to spoil Sasha’s whole night.
Right after a faceoff, Alex Ovechkin shot the puck, the blade of his stick catching Semin flush in the cheek during his follow-through. Ovi’s ex-BFF fell to the ice like a sack of vodka. When Semin got up, he had a bright red mark on the right side of his face.
Then, just 30 seconds later, Semin took another high stick to the face. Braden Holtby passed the puck to Cameron Schilling, who was curling behind the net. The Holtbeast gave Semin some more sweet chin music as he skated by.
Semin moaned on the ice, apparently injured. That second hit drew blood, and Semin required some attention from the trainers once he returned to the Carolina bench. But Sasha didn’t miss a shift, because he’s a gosh-darn hockey player after all.
Way to make Semin feel welcome, guys.