William Karlsson, Vegas Golden Knights center: It was when I was in juniors, back home in Sweden. One guy had a skate cut across his wrist. He got stepped on, then you saw this blood squirting out as he went to the bench. It just kept squiritng up, in all directions. It was pretty horrifying to see. Luckily he was OK afterward.
Mark Jankowski, Calgary Flames, center: Back in college [at Providence], someone got hit with a puck in the ear. As soon as he got back to the bench, I looked over and I was like, “Oh my god.” I can’t even explain what his ear looked like. It was like ripped in half, hanging open. I was like, “Dude, you need to go see the trainer.” He went and got stitched up. He might have missed the rest of the game, he might have come back. I don’t remember.
Neither team was able to build a double-digit lead during game which riveted a boisterous crowd with its fast pace and array of highlights on both ends of the floor. There were 13 ties and nine lead changes.
Davis threw down seven dunks, made clutch jumpers and connected on several shots while being fouled. He made 17 of 34 shots and 10 of 11 free throws.
“He’s raised his game to a level where he feels like, `This is what I’ve got to do for us to win,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “I don’t want him to feel like he has that kind of pressure on him, but if he’s going to play at that level, I think it’s great.”
Butler is one of the best-known Patriots next to Brady, after his game-sealing interception at the goal line against the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau told reporters after the game that Butler will have an MRI exam on Saturday.
The Wolves host Chicago on Saturday night.
You just hope it’s not too bad, Thibodeau said, according to the team’s radio voice, Alan Horton, on Twitter.
Reich gets his first head-coaching job at 56 years old, after a decade-long career as an assistant with various teams. He first entered the NFL as a quarterback in 1985 and spent most of his career backing up Jim Kelly for the Buffalo Bills.