Hockey Player Loses Tooth, Wins Game, Creates New Tradition

THIS is how you win a hockey game.

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:

Gross. @joeyalfieri

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.

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