EDMONTON – The Edmonton Oilers suffered a 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars Thursday, but the defeat was even more painful for Matt Hendricks.
The Oilers forward blocked a shot in the second period where no player wants to block a shot.
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A photo posted on 桑拿会所 after the game by Hendricks shows exactly where the puck hit him.
Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving my bacon tonight! #closecall pic.twitter长沙桑拿/heGYVlQnqr
— Matt Hendricks (@MattHendy26) January 22, 2016
Hendricks used the opportunity to thank the makers of the protective piece of equipment, which saved him from serious injury.
Social media had plenty to say about Hendricks’ close call.
It’s only mid season but my guess is @MattHendy26 raised the cup last night and celebrated although no one drank from it. #BlockedShot
— Andrew Grose (@GroseAndrew) January 22, 2016
@MattHendy26 @RussellAthletic I’m not even a guy and I still cringed at that shot. Glad you’re ok!
— Chris B (@MissChrisLB) January 22, 2016
@MattHendy26 @RussellAthletic I’m speechless. And I almost threw up. Lol. Congrats on dodging that bullet even though you got hit man!
— Luke Hearns (@LHearns2) January 22, 2016
Hendricks left the game after blocking the shot in the second period but returned in the third period.
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