This was probably the strangest part of last night’s Canadiens-Senators game: Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a goal for the Senators, but got a high stick in the face and lost a tooth. Here he is trying to pick it up.
In case you’re keeping track at home — Carey Price, the Canadiens goaltender lost a tooth during Game 2 (he skated over to the bench and handed it to the trainer) and his Senators counterpart, Craig Anderson, lost a tooth in Game 1. Essentially, the team that has a player who loses a tooth, ends up winning the game. (Photo: Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)
Canadiens centre Lars Eller was left unconscious and bleeding on the ice after taking a big hit from Ottawa defenceman Eric Gryba in the second period Senators’ 4-2 victory in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarter-final on Thursday night.
“It’s tough seeing a guy laying in a heap with blood coming out,” said Canadiens centre Ryan White. “You never want to see that.” (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes)
No criminal charges for Chara Max Pacioretty of the Montreal Canadiens lies on the ice after being checked by Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins (not pictured) on March 8, 2011. Chara will not face criminal charges for his hit on Montreal Canadien Max Pacioretty last season, it was announced on Thursday. Photo: Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images
Paying the Price Now that Nashville’s Pekka Rinne signed a mega-deal on Thursday, it will probably have an impact on the contract the Canadiens could offer goaltender Carey Price when he becomes a restricted free agent on July 1. Photo: Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images
The Leafs are not fat and sassy Questions? Who has questions? Yes, it was one game. There are still 81 more to go and plenty of time for the Leafs to go sideways, backwards or straight off a cliff. Photo: Mark Blinch/Reuters