Watch: Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg spits out tooth on bench

Saturday February 21st, 2015

Kris Versteeg of the Chicago Blackhawks wants nothing to do with his new smile. 

This has to rank among the alltime best hockey gifs:

​• Penguins' Dupuis pulls own tooth out on bench

Versteeg took a stick to the chiclets at 1:35 in the second period of Chicago's game against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Even though he was apparently hit unintentionally by Avalanche defenseman Brad Stuart, Versteeg thought the gap was worthy of a penalty.

The linesmen weren’t buying it, but at least Twitter was there to jump in with comic relief. 

The half of a tooth that he lost was only holding Versteeg back, and he got his revenge by tying the game 1-1 at 9:55 in the second. No tooth, no problem. 

- Anna Gallegos

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