Video: Max Pacioretty shakes off puck to face (because he’s Max Pacioretty)


With a goal and an assist on Saturday, it seemed like the puck might finally be bouncing Max Pacioretty. On Sunday, that point was taken a bit too literally.

The Montreal Canadiens could at least utter a sigh of relief* that Pacioretty continues to live up to his “Wolverine” nickname after quickly recovering from a puck to the face during tonight’s contest against the Chicago Blackhawks.

You can see video of that bit of bad luck above this post’s headline. The Blackhawks ended up beating the Canadiens 3-2 on Sunday. (Click here for more on that game.)

* – Though it’s worth mentioning that sometimes players end up feeling ill effects after the fact.