The Montreal Canadiens and the Ottawa Senators have stumbled into a new tradition.
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In Game 1 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal game, Senators goaltender Craig Anderson took a shot off his face mask.
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Resulting in this:
And in Game 2, Canadiens goalie Carey Price took a skate to the mask…
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Which knocked out two of his teeth.
Here, take my tooth.
Then, in Game 3, Senators rookie Jean-Gabriel Pageau took a high stick to the face…
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And lost his tooth.
Here he is picking it up off the ice. Jana Chytilova/Freestyle / Getty Images
So in the first three games of the series, three different players have lost teeth. And each time, the toothless player’s team has won.
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In other words, the only way to win, is to lose.
“I’m here for your teeth,” said Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as the hockey tooth fairy.