Smith-Pelley takes puck to face in practice, scores in Game 4

Brian Tinsman
June 05, 2018 - 12:15 am

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Devante Smith-Pelly may not have been a household name before the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but he has been one of the Washington Capitals' most unexpected stars this postseason.

Known for his hard-hitting abilities, DSP has shown his sharpshooting abilities, including a clutch goal in Game 4 that brought his postseason total to six in 23 games.

That makes him one goal short of his entire regular season total, spread out over 75 games.

Perhaps most impressively, DSP caught a puck to the face during practice today. He then refused stitches and helped his team win again:

The puck came off the stick of Andre Burakovsky, who reportedly will buy Smith-Pelly "at least an expensive dinner," according the NHL Network report.

While it probably didn't help him score his goal in Game 4, it apparently didn't keep him from continuing his tremendous postseason play.


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