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SportsSharks' Pavelski exits Game 7 with scary injury

08:40  24 april  2019
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Pavelski's painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2

Pavelski's painful goal leads Sharks past Golden Knights 5-2 SAN JOSE, Calif. — Joe Pavelski lost a couple of teeth, had stitches in his lip and his mouth was still bloody long after taking Brent Burns' point shot right off his chin . Pavelski was also able to smile since his pain led to a goal and a playoff victory. Pavelski's first-period goal and then his return to the ice in the second period despite the injury inspired his teammates, who delivered their most complete game in weeks with a 5-2 victory Wednesday night over the Vegas Golden Knights in Game 1 of their first-round series. "Tough as nails," coach Peter DeBoer said of his captain. "To take a puck to the face like that, didn't go down.

With Pavelski sidelined by an undisclosed injury on Monday, the Sharks fumbled an opportunity to clinch a playoff spot for a third straight game , dropping a 7 -3 decision to the Vegas With Pavelski on the sidelines, the Sharks needed a strong performance from netminder Martin Jones. They didn’t get it.

Exit Joe Pavelski . After making due without Kane and Erik Karlsson for seven games , the Sharks will now need to figure out a Sharks coach Pete DeBoer labeled Pavelski ’s injury as “a little longer than day to day,” which suggests that he’ll miss both of the team’s games in Southern California this week.

Sharks' Pavelski exits Game 7 with scary injury © Jeff Chiu/The Associated Press San Jose Sharks centre Joe Pavelski is helped off the ice during the third period of Game 7.

It has been a rough first-round series for San Jose Sharks captain Joe Pavelski.

The forward left Game 7 bleeding on Tuesday night. Pavelski was cross checked by Cody Eakin after a faceoff midway through the third period. Pavelski lost his balance and fell head first into the ice.

Pavelski was wobbly as he was helped off the ice and into the dressing room.

Eakin was given a five-minute cross-checking major and 10-minute misconduct and San Jose took full advantage. Trailing 3-0, the Sharks rallied around their fallen captain and scored four goals on the power play.

Vegas tied the game up in the dying minute to force overtime.

In Game 1 of the series, Pavelski lost a few teeth after having a puck deflect off his face and past Golden Knights' goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.

Avalanche vs. Sharks: 3 keys to Game 7.
A second Game 7 in as many nights will take place when the San Jose Sharks host the Colorado Avalanche Wednesday, and we're all better off for it. Here are three significant storylines to monitor ahead of - and during - the decisive contest: Pavelski's health The biggest question heading into this Game 7 is simple: Will Joe Pavelski play? San Jose has been tight-lipped about Pavelski's availability. Head coach Peter DeBoer essentially labeled his captain a game-time decision Tuesday, but cautioned "he'd be playing right now if he had a clean bill of health," according to's Tim Campbell.

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