WATCH: Predators’ Gustav Nyquist hilariously HUNTS DOWN own teeth from ice after hit to face by Adam Larsson

Gustav Nyquist surely is a good hockey player, but what caught the eyes of internet fans, was his unique calm way of picking his own loose teeth from the ice after getting struck in face by Kraken’s Adam Larsson.


WATCH: Predators’ Gustav Nyquist hilariously HUNTS DOWN own teeth from ice after hit to face by Adam Larsson

Gustav Nyquist picking his own teeth [Image Credit: Twitter]

NHL regular season games never fail to entertain their fans in unique ways all the time. Whether it be a scuffle on the ice, a huge fight, bickering among opponents, or players picking up their teeth from the ice, NHLers make sure to baffle their fans in extraordinary ways.

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One of the prime examples would be the Nashville Predators vs. Seattle Kraken game. The Preds forward Gustav Nyquist became a victim of a face shot by Kraken’s Adam Larsson. The defenceman’s stick hit Nyquist right to his face, causing him to scatter multiple teeth on the ice.

The icy floor was sprinkled with white “chicklets” forming little blood pools around the players. Usually, a player would immediately return to the bench to treat and stop the bleeding, but Nyquist proved himself to be a typical hockey player. 

After getting shot near Kraken’s goalpost, the 34-year-old calmly knelt on the ice, trying to find and pick up his own loose teeth. The video and photos of him trying to find his lost buddies caught internet attention like fire. The NHL commentators could be heard shouting:

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“Gus Nyquist went down. Couple of chicklets on the ice.”

Philipp Grubauer ‘The German Gentleman’ helps Gustav Nyquist to pick up white ‘chiclets’ from ice

The scene of Gustav Nyquist finding his teeth was so amusing that the play paused for a couple of minutes. His seriousness in finishing his job even urged his opponent to help him. 

Kraken’s goalie Philipp Grubauer skated forward to help the Preds player find his missing pieces carefully. Both of them were quite serious about their job, which were further gushed about by the fans. 

Philipp Grubauer helps Gustav Nyquist [Image Credit: Twitter]
Philipp Grubauer helps Gustav Nyquist [Image Credit: Twitter]

An independent media company, Emerald City Hockey, who were covering the incident said of Kraken’s goalkeeper Grubauer’s act on Twitter:

“Of course The German Gentleman Philipp Grubauer comes over to see if he needs any help.”

One of such incidents happened in January during the 2022-23 regular season games. Although the player highlighted in the Islanders vs. Leafs’ game didn’t search for his teeth but rather plucked out the loose one himself.

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During the game, Brock Nelson got severely hit by William Nylander to his face and one of his teeth came loose. As it only hung on its dear life, the alternate captain decided to end its story then and there. He calmly skated back to the benches only to secure himself a good spot and pluck out his loose tooth

Noting about the recent Gustav Nyquist incident, this can be said to be a similar one. Ice hockey is a dangerous yet charming game. While these moments give fans a breather, they can also turn dangerous at any given moment.

Larsson was handed down a 4-minute penalty for high-sticking Nyquist. On the other hand, the forward player returned to the ice after resting for a bit. The Seattle Kraken won the game against the Nashville Predators with a 4-2 record. Hopefully, Nyquist treats his missing tooth pieces soon, and hopefully, he doesn’t lose any of them further.

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