Hawks’ Kris Versteeg Gets Penalty After Going Face-First Into Goal Post (Video)

Kris Versteeg Faceplant goal post

Kris Versteeg‘s night ended well, as his Chicago Blackhawks scored two third period goals to erase a one-goal deficit and earn a 2-1 win in Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals. But it was a painful opening 40 minutes for the Hawks forward, who had this nasty run-in with the goal post during the second period, earning him a sore face and a two-minute penalty for goaltender interference:

And here’s a look at Kris Versteeg’s collision with the goal post from the net cam’s point-of-view:

As painful as that looked, Versteeg was able to serve his two-minute penalty and remain in the game. Because hockey.

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