Columbus Blue Jackets winger Matt Calvert will likely find his bandaged head in poorly constructed image macros across Facebook after his effort in Friday’s game against the New York Rangers. The hockey player took a puck to the head, got fixed up, and scored the shorthanded game-winner in the team’s 4-2 victory.
In the second period, Nick Holden’s shot opened up Calvert’s forehead. He left a substantial puddle of his own blood on the ice before he skated to the locker room.
Thirty-six stitches and a concussion test later, Calvert returned. With the game tied at two and the Rangers on a power play in the third period, the winger scored on a two-on-one with 11:35 left thanks to a pass from William Karlsson.
Calvert’s second goal of the season earned him the first star of the game. He was also the recipient of the Blue Jackets’ Civil War cap, which paired well with his field dressing:
Columbus plays the Washington Capitals today; Calvert is scheduled to skate on the third line.