The Anaheim Ducks were able to hold onto a 4-3 Game 1 win over the Dallas Stars but their win may be marred by a major loss. With just seconds to go in the game, Ducks star Ryan Getzlaf took a one-timer to the side of his face and immediately left the game in obvious pain.
While the win gives the Ducks a 1-0 series lead, fans in Anaheim flocked to Twitter to react to the incident and collectively hope for the best. There were also a few Stars fans who chimed in with sadistic glee over the Ducks best player possibly missing games this series.
Just amazes me. Getzlaf got drilled in the mouth and collapses then right back up and skates off ice. NHL players are TOUGH
— Chris (@CClopton) April 17, 2014
Getzlaf took that puck straight to the mouth
— Steven Sanner (@sanner_17) April 17, 2014
Damn hockey players are tough GETZLAF takes a slap shot to the face and gets right back up
— Ryan (@ryantheguy_) April 17, 2014
At least we made Getzlaf bleed hehe
— Oakley Bri (@oakleybri) April 17, 2014
Well Stars, as the old saying goes: We lost the battle, but we won the "hit Ryan Getzlaf in the face with a slap shot" contest.
— scott crisp (@scott_m_crisp) April 17, 2014
— Ian Wienert (@unrulyian) April 17, 2014