Flyers’ Sean Couturier Played Games 5 & 6 vs. Penguins With A Torn MCL (VIDEO)

When it comes to dealing with injuries and playing through them, football and hockey players are a cut above every other sport. Hockey players, however, are on an entirely different level when it comes to dealing with pain.

Sean Couturier is a prime example of this.

The Philadelphia Flyers tough guy missed Game 4 after he tore the medial collateral ligament in his knee when he collided with teammate Radko Gudas in practice. A torn MCL usually means your season is done and over with. USUALLY!

Couturier rubbed some dirt, rather ice on it and got right back out there for Game 5 to help his team stave off elimination. Despite getting a hat trick in Game 6, it just wasn’t enough for the Flyers to compete with the Pittsburgh Penguins scoring 4 goals in the 3rd period to put the game well out of reach and eliminate them from postseason contention.

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Couturier ended up with five goals and nine points in five games against the Penguins, with four of those goals coming post-knee injury. Truly amazing!

(CBS Sports)

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