Matt Hendricks’ athletic cup destroyed by slap shot (pic/vid)
Edmonton Oilers center Matt Hendricks experienced quite the scare — to put it mildly — during Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Dallas Stars when he was drilled right in the crotch with a puck courtesy of a cannon of a slap shot off the stick of Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski.
Hendricks immediately crumbled to the ice after blocking the shot, inadvertently no less.
But perhaps even more disturbing is the disturbing image shared by Hendricks after the game that showcased the kind of damage a blistering slap shot from about five feet away can wreak upon a protective cup.
Id like to thank Bike & @RussellAthletic for saving my bacon tonight! #closecall pic.twitter.com/heGYVlQnqr
— Matt Hendricks (@MattHendy26) January 22, 2016
Let’s just say that Hendricks probably will never forget to strap on an athletic cup anytime he hops onto the ice.