Hockey players are usually not a very pretty sight, especially during the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Boston Bruins center greeted the media after Game 3 of the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals sporting a gash on his beak. Here's a look at some of the NHL's other notable battered mugs through the years.
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Sid The Kid was only 18 when the Chicago Blackhawks helped him develop a taste for blood. In March 2013, a puck to the face broke Crosby's jaw and shattered several teeth.
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The famous Flying Finn sports the official eyewear of the National Hockey League.
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Not known for his particularly genteel style of play, the former Toronto Maple Leafs winger took his share of lumps during his 11 years in the league.
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The big, physical winger, a key member of the Flyers' fearsome Legion of Doom Line of the mid-90s always relished the rough-and-tumble in corners and in front of the net during his 16-year career. Here he shows the effects of a stick the face, courtesy of New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.
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Looking like a cast member of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, the Dallas Stars' defenseman survived (barely) a powwow with the boards, courtesy of the New York Rangers in a 1997 game.
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It's amazing how much carnage a little rubber puck can do. The Maple Leafs captain needed 15 stitches after he got nailed in the noggin during a November 2000 game.
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The Calgary Flames blueliner caught some rubber courtesy of the St. Louis Blues in a November 2006 game.
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The NHL has never been the factory showroom for Hollywood smiles. The captain of Philadelphia's notorious Broadstreet Bullies had a mouth for war and enjoyed dropping his bridgework in people's drinks at bars, just to break the ice.
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Matthew Barnaby, a winger who often led with his face during his 14 seasons in the league, sported a silver chopper with a Buffalo Sabres logo on it during a 1997 Eastern Conference playoff series against the Flyers.
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The pint-sized pot-stirrer who mixed things up in the NHL for 15 seasons (1988-2003) often got as good as he gave and had the mug to prove it.
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He who lives by the fist, looks like it. Probert, a pugnacious presence from 1985 to 2002, had a little cosmetic surgery performed on his puss by Darren Langdon of the Rangers in 1997.
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It was only the second month of the 2005 season and the face of this hardnosed forward already looked like the proverbial 40 miles of bad road.
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The journeyman defenseman had some red eyeliner applied by Ducks enforcer Todd Fedoruk during an exchange of fistic pleasantries while plying his trade for Vancouver in 2005.
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The Islanders backliner looked a little worse for wear after swapping knuckle sandwiches with Jim Slater of the Atlanta Thrashers in a December 2006 game.
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The Calgary winger was in need of a little cleanup after he came out on the dirty end of a high stick in a 2006 game against Vancouver.
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NHL life was not kind to the hulking center who suffered eight concussions during his 13 seasons in the NHL.
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The Ottawa Senators winger looked like he'd been hit by a train, but it was a crushing check by Eric Lindros in a 1998 game that sent Dackell off the ice on a stretcher and into the sawbones' office for 30 stitches.
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The Canucks' captain spent time in the meathouse after being served with a check by Colorado's Steve Moore in February 2004.
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The jolly Maple Leafs had this Senator in stitches during the first round of the 2004 Eastern Conference playoffs.
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The New York Islanders' notorious enforcer proudly displayed the battle scars of his rugged 16-year hitch in the National Hockey League.
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