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Watch Capitals coach Barry Trotz take a stick to the face

Capitals coach Barry Trotz has been around the NHL for more than 15 years, but Thursday in Philadelphia, he received his first stitches in a game when he was struck by the stick of Washington winger Marcus Johansson.
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Barry Trotz has had a longer shelf life than most NHL coaches, and in the 15-year veteran's first season as Capitals coach, he looks ready to settle in for another extended run. That is, if he can avoid errant sticks and pucks coming at him from the playing surface. Thursday night in Philadelphia, Trotz wasn't so lucky.

The former Predators bench boss was cut by the stick of Caps winger Marcus Johansson in the fist period after he'd been checked over the boards by Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn:

Trotz needed stitches to repair the cut, but didn't miss any of the action. You'd expect nothing less from anyone who demands the sacrifices an NHL coach does.

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