The Oscars aren’t for a couple weeks, but New Jersey Devils forward Joseph Blandisi might deserve a nomination for his performance in Tuesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Blandisi was slashed while lurking in front of the Flyers’ net by defenseman Andrew MacDonald and leapt into the air before falling to the ice and grabbing his leg.
The stick to the calf had to hurt, but hockey players are tough. The referees weren’t too fond of the whole production, giving MacDonald two minutes for the slash and then handing Blandisi a minor penalty of his own for embellishment.
The Flyers got the last laugh, however, finishing the night with a 6-3 win over their Metropolitan Division rival.