Tomas Hertl takes puck to face while on bench, resumes smiling soon after (Video)

Tomas Hertl takes puck to face while on bench, resumes smiling soon after (Video)

Early in the third period of Monday night’s 3-2 San Jose Sharks victory over the Winnipeg Jets, Logan Couture cleared the puck out of the defensize zone and nailed Tomas Hertl in the face. The only thing here was that Hertl was on the bench at the time:

After being tended to, Hertl left the ice and did not return to the game, so he was left to watch and celebrate Marc-Edouard Vlasic’s game-winner by himself in the dressing room.

According to Sharks play-by-play man Randy Hahn, Hertl was fine, and only suffered a cut lip, as seen on CSN Bay Area, which also caught the fact that he’s never without a smile:

Fun must be always, as Hertl once said, even when taking a puck to the chops. How can anyone not love this kid?

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