I’m not sure what the Rangers’ Marc Staal ever did to the Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen, but I’m guessing Staal didn’t deserve this. And yes, I know it was a total fluke play. Timmonen wound up with a slap shot from just inside the blue line and the puck caromed off something in front of Staal before jumping up and getting him in the face.
Staal was down in pain for nearly a minute before skating off. The Rangers have not released any details of Staal’s condition.
“I heard the shot and I heard him. It’s a scary play to see,” said his defense partner Dan Girardi. “A guy that’s in a lot of pain and that’s a big part of our team. I think he’s OK [but] I haven’t heard much. I’m going to check on him and hopefully he’s OK.”
It makes you question why hockey players don’t wear visors. Shoot, I might wear a visor to the office tomorrow. It can’t hurt, right?
Where exactly did Staal get hit? Right here…