You probably won’t find a consensus between Pittsburgh Penguins and Columbus Blue Jackets fans on the goal that came while Zach Werenski was writing in pain on the ice (and, it turns out, bleeding).
There’s little arguing that 1) it caused a nasty wound, 2) Werenski is tough for coming back soon after and 3) he likely won’t ever forget this night, considering that Game 3 also included the first postseason tally of his promising young career.
So, yeah, if you want another example of “hockey tough,” here you go:
Now, about that goal … well, the Columbus Dispatch’s Aaron Portzline unearthed an interesting no-comment in that regard.
The Penguins and Blue Jackets are both in overtime. One would imagine that the debate could get angrier if Pittsburgh manages a win.
Update: Werenski might not be OK overall, however, as he hasn’t played in overtime. PHT will keep an eye on his status as the game goes on (and failing that, in the next few days).
And more after the loss: