Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:36 PM
Updated: Apr 17, 2014 5:37 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) A day after Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf took a slap shot to the head, the Ducks had already found the lighter side of a potentially disastrous playoff injury.
Coach Bruce Boudreau was succinct: "I didn't want to look at him," he said.
Nobody in either dressing room was surprised Thursday to learn Getzlaf plans to play against the Dallas Stars in Game 2 on Friday night despite that huge cut on his face.
Getzlaf was hit by Tyler Seguin's shot in the final minute of the Ducks' 4-3 victory over Dallas on Wednesday night in the series opener, but the puck apparently broke no bones which means it'll be almost impossible to keep Getzlaf off the ice.
Getzlaf was the NHL's second-leading scorer this season with 87 points.