Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Vid: Pascal Dupuis Pulls Out Tooth on Bench

We saw Islanders Center John Tavares pull out his teeth on the bench against Chicago earlier this season, and on Wednesday it was Penguins' right wing Pascal Dupuis performing that age-old hockey tradition during the Penguins 3-2 victory over rival Boston.

Dupuis took some friendly fire, as the offending stick was held by Kris Letang, who was trying to corral Bruins' forward Carl Soderberg on the play when his stick flew up (rather violently, might I add) and whacked Dupuis in the kisser.

“I tried a second one, too, but it’s glued there,” Dupuis later said.

According to Sidney Crosby, Dupuis' tooth was part of a bridge. “(It) was part of a bridge, so I don’t think it hurt that much,” Crosby said. “But I saw a steel rod in his tooth when it came out. That’s not something you see every day. Kind of funny, kind of gross. Not something you see too often. I said, ‘Hurry up, you’re grossing me out. Just get rid of it.’ ” Pittburgh grabbed a 3-1 lead late in the third period, but couldn't get rid of Boston, the team that swept the Penguins out of last year's conference finals, until the bitter end.

Jarome Iginla scored to make it 3-2, and the Bruins had the Tuukka Rask pulled for the final 1:36 but were unable to sneak an equalizer past Marc-Andre Fleury.