Shayne Gostisbehere thanks the Almighty for avoiding nasty skate injury (Video)

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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, last year’s rookie sensation, played in his first game of the young NHL season on Friday night at the Los Angeles Kings.

The Flyers won the game, 4-2. They’re quite lucky they didn’t lose Gostisbehere.

In the first period, Gostisbehere was skating in the defensive zone when Kings forward Kyle Clifford tumbled to the ice in front of him. His right leg lifted up and his right skate caught Gostisbehere on the face.

And Flyers Nation left out a collective gasp.

Gostisbehere got up, clutching his face. The damage was, thankfully, minimal: a slice across his right cheek. Nothing more.

After the game, he thanked divine intervention for that, according to Dave Isaac of the Courier Post:

“I just looked up and something hit me,” Gostisbehere said. “I checked real quick and realized I was leaking a bit. God was with me on that one. I’ll thank Him for that.”

Gostisbehere raised his hand to his face, saw blood and hustled to the bench. The Flyers’ medical staff glued the cut, which wasn’t deep, and he didn’t miss a shift.

It was a scary scene.

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As Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said after the game, “When you do actually see the replay you realize how close that came to being pretty bad. He’s got a little scratch. He’s going to be OK and we’re lucky for that.”

Amen.


Greg Wyshynski is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter. His book, TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE PUCK, is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.

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