WATCH: Rangers’ Barclay Goodrow gets SMACKED in face by puck, loses tooth following hit in game against Senators

Rangers utility forward Barclay Goodrow lost his tooth after he got hit in the face from the puck.


WATCH: Rangers’ Barclay Goodrow gets SMACKED in face by puck, loses tooth following hit in game against Senators

Barclay Goodrow (Pic Credit: TSN/X]

In the fast-paced action of the NHL, many wild things have happened before. From players brawling with each other to players stealing other’s hockey, the league has seen it all. The sport has also seen players lose their teeth. A second such incident was recorded during this season in the recent game between the New York Rangers and Ottawa Senators when Barclay Goodrow got smacked in the face.

The game of ice hockey is filled with thrills. The fast speed of the game sometimes proves to be dangerous as players get severely injured. During this Rangers-Senators game, Goodrow learned this the hard way when he got hit by the puck in the face.

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As he tried to move ahead, he was got directly in the face from a keep-in attempt by Sens’ K’Andre Miller. The utility forward would slide down after the contact and would cover his face as he suffered the pain. He would later get up and skate towards the locker room. Replays showed a tooth of Goodrow on the ice field. Watch the video of the incident from a post shared on X below:

This is however not the first time, a player has lost his tooth during an NHL game. In the game between the Nashville Predators and Seattle Kraken, Preds forward Gustav Nyquist was stuck in the face by Kraken’s Adam Larsson. The player would kneel down and pick up his pieces, literally as he picked up his fallen teeth. He was also helped by goalie Philipp Grubauer to gather them quickly.

Rangers coach Peter Laviolette sympathizes with Barclay Goodrow as forward exits early in 6-2 loss

While losing a sports game could be tough in the early stages of the season, losing a player early in a huge loss can be even worse. The New York Rangers had to suffer from this situation as they lost utility forward Barclay Goodrow early and ended up losing the game 6-2. His coach Peter Laviolette has now sympathized with him and called it a “tough” development.

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Barclay Goodrow and Peter Laviolette
Barclay Goodrow (L) and Peter Laviolette (R) [Pic Credit: The Hockey Writers/The Athletic]

How long will he remain out of action remains to be seen. The Rangers labeled it as an upper-body injury. If the matter is only surrounding his face then the forward could be back soon. This is though not the time coach Laviolette wanted to see one of his trusted players get injured.

Yeah, that's tough. Listen that happens, Certainly, we don't like to see that, he's an important part of our team for a lot of different reasons
Coach Peter Laviolette on Barclay Goodrow’s injury through NY Post.

Despite this heavy loss, the Rangers have been doing good this season. They are currently top of the Metropolitan Division with an impressive 18-5-1 record and sit eight points ahead of their nearest rivals in second.

Their next encounter sees them take on the struggling Washington Capitals. Coach Laviolette would be hoping to consolidate their position on top and hope they do not miss Goodrow too much in that game.

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