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Ryan Getzlaf takes puck to the face in Game 1 against Dallas Stars

With 16 seconds left in their narrow 4-3 win, Anaheim's Ryan Getzlaf took a Tyler Seguin slap shot right in the chops. He got stitched up and is expected to be fine, aside from a nasty cut.
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The Anaheim Ducks had the best record in the Western Conference and the best offense in the NHL this season, so how can an underdog beat such a machine in a seven-game series? Well, you can start by knocking down one of their pillars. With 16 seconds left in Anaheim’s Game 1 win, Dallas’ Tyler Seguin one-timed a bouncing puck from the blueline that he lost control of (or did he? muahaha). Standing in front of him was 6-foot-4, 221-pound Ryan Getzlaf, who took said puck square to the mouth.

Those are the perils of shot-blocking. Obviously, with so little time left, Getzlaf did not return to the game. Afterwards, his condition was updated by the team.

Hockey. The Ducks held off the Stars 4-3, after holding a 4-0 lead through the first period. After the game, Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau commented that his team “didn't put the fear of God” into the Stars. If his star players keep taking pucks to the face, the opposite may be true.

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