In March 2011, we all remember when former Montreal Canadiens Max Pacioretty was obliterated by Zdeno Chara. You simply can’t forget…
The hulking defenseman shoved Pacioretty into a stanchion, breaking a vertebra and ending his season. It was quite scary.
We almost got a similar incident on Tuesday night during the game between the St. Louis Blues and the Arizona Coyotes. The Blues are fighting hard for a spot in the postseason, but things almost game to an end for forward Brayden Schenn, who was into a corner glass board of the Coyotes’ bench by Lawson Crouse.
Right away, fans held their breath and thought of the Pacioretty hit that took place a little over eight years ago.
The good thing is that Schenn was able to get up and exited the ice on his own power. He had a bloody face, but fans noticed his temper more than anything else.
He was pissed off. As he walked down the team’s tunnel, he slammed his stick into the walls, breaking it in anger. There was no penalty called on the dangerous play.
Just last month, Schenn was out with a concussion, and fans are certainly hoping he did not suffer another one so shortly after returning to action.
While we are all glad it wasn’t as bad as the Pacioretty hit, Schenn is sure racking up quite the bad history of head trauma this season…