Boston Bruins goalie Chad Johnson was put in that precarious position Thursday night. Johnson, however, had to do so while playing goalie in the National Hockey League.
Johnson was shaken up in the second period of the Bruins’ 4-2 win when he took a stick underneath the mask. The Boston backup was left bloodied, but he also was left down a contact.
“There was like seven minutes left in the period, so I just kind of said, ‘Screw it,’ ” Johnson told reporters, including NESN’s Jamie Erdahl.
Chad Johnson played the rest of 2nd period with just one contact in after taking stick to face! Said it was blurry, but "oh well" #Bruins—
Jamie Erdahl (@JamieErdahl) January 17, 2014
Johnson went on to make six saves over the course of the rest of the period.