Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop Loses His Two Front Teeth After Taking Puck to the Mask (Video)
Well, we all know what Tampa Bay Lightning goalie Ben Bishop wants for Christmas.
During Tampa’s 7-3 win over Toronto on Tuesday, Bishop lost his two front teeth when a wicked wrister from Leafs forward Peter Holland hit him in the mask.
At this point some of you may be wondering, gee, aren’t goalie face masks supposed to prevent goalies from losing teeth? And the answer to that is yes, they are. This one, however, did not. And to be honest, if I were Bishop I’d be contacting Bauer about a refund.
The good news is that the “teeth” Bishop lost were only crowns. And while losing a couple of crowns would be grounds for most people to call in sick and head to the dentist, Bishop is a hockey player, so he just picked them up, handed them to the trainer, and went right back to work.
Check it out:
“It wasn’t really super painful or anything like that,” Bishop said after the game. “These guys in front of me lose teeth all the time, so I guess I just wanted to be like them.”
Though Bishop seemed nonplused by the incident, the missing teeth may have been a little bit of a distraction for him. Before taking the puck to the face he had let in zero goals on 22 shots. After taking the puck to the face he let in three goals on 20 shots.
But hey, A+ for effort.
Hat Tip – [Puck Daddy]