Posted by Sean Doyle, May 25, 2010Photo Courtesy of SBNation.com
Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks, one of the NHL's Original Six, who are about to compete for their first Stanley Cup since 1949! The Blackhawks swept the San Jose Sharks en route to Lord Stanley's Finals behind the gutsy performance of veteran defenseman Duncan Keith.
Keith lost seven teeth (that's right, seven 'effing teeth!) when he was smashed in the mouth with the puck from the stick of Shark Patrick Marleau. According to Keith, "They numbed it after it happened; they just stuck a bunch of needles in there and froze it all up." After receiving the shots Keith returned to the game and....wait for it....assisted on a goal! This is why you've gotta love the fastest game on earth. In no other pro sport would a player return after losing the ability to chew food for the rest of his natural life to pick up an assist.