Ouch: Isles coach Jack Capuano takes puck to face

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The playoffs test the toughness of players … and sometimes coaches.

Game 1’s hot start for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning meant that tonight started well for Jack Capuano. It took a big downturn when a wayward shot caught Capuano in the head.

The coach left the bench with a towel to his face and has not returned as of this late point in the third period.

Update: Capuano returned just as the Lightning reduced the Isles’ lead to 4-3. Buckle up.