This, Gamedayr Nation, is exactly why hockey players wear visors.
A Mike Green slap shot came off the stick hot and hit Nate Thompson right in the visor, completely destroying it.
Nate Thompson takes a Mike Green slapshot to the face and goes immediately to the Lightning locker room.
— Allison Gehring (@agehring91) April 13, 2013
Holy — a Mike Green shot just destroyed Nate Thompson’s visor. Never seen that before
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 13, 2013
Holy cow! Shot just broke the visor on Nate Thompson’s helmet! That could have been much worse…
— Jared Miller (@jaredemiller) April 13, 2013
Luckily it seems as if Thompson is going to be ok, minus some blood loss (hopefully there’s no broken bones in his face). It could have turned out to be a lot worse.
Following is a video, GIF, and photos of the devastation.
Video courtesy of SB Nation.
GIF courtesy of @CorkGaines.