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Sport How the Heck Did Blue Jackets Defenseman Zach Werenski Play After this Happened?

06:00  17 april  2017
06:00  17 april  2017 Source:   thebiglead.com

Holtby helps Capitals hold off Blue Jackets, 3-2

  Holtby helps Capitals hold off Blue Jackets, 3-2 Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots, Andre Burakovsky had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals held on for a 3-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday night. T.J. Oshie and Matt Niskanen also scored for the Capitals, who improved to 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. Washington, with a league-best 112 points, leads Pittsburgh by five points in the Metropolitan Division. The Blue Jackets are another point back in third.Holtby's 41st win of the season also tied him with his Blue Jackets counterpart Sergei Bobrovsky for best in the league.

Zachary Werenski (born July 19, 1997) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League (NHL). Werenski was drafted eighth overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

John Tortorella and Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekalainen went to check out Zach Werenski and the AHL’s Lake Erie (now Cleveland) Monsters as Columbus’ affiliate began its march toward a 2016 Calder Cup. Despite some serious tire pumping from Kekalainen beforehand, ‘Torts’ left unimpressed.

Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski blocked a shot with his face during the second period of tonight's playoff game versus the Penguins. Pittsburgh scored on the sequence, and it was controversial whether play should have continued with Werenski bleeding all over the ice.

That's secondary, though, to the fact that Werenski RETURNED TO THE GAME!

Afterwards, this is what his face looked like:

I'm fairly confident that if the same thing happened to me I'd be bed-ridden for like a year. Hockey players are a different breed of human.

PHOTOS:  NHL PLAYOFFS

Penguins eliminate Blue Jackets with 5-2 win in Game 5 .
Sidney Crosby and Scott Wilson scored 51 seconds apart in the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins eliminate the Columbus Blue Jackets with a 5-2 win in Game 5 of their first-round series on Thursday night. Bryan Rust scored twice for Pittsburgh, Phil Kessel added his second of the playoffs and Marc-Andre Fleury finished with 49 saves. The defending Stanley Cup champions will face the winner of the Toronto-Washington series in the conference semifinals starting next week.

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