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Red Wings prospect Mitch Callahan took a puck to the mouth and this happened

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Detroit Red Wings prospect Mitch Callahan, who currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins, showed everyone on Wednesday night that he is not afraid to take a hit. And by that we mean Callahan is a true hockey player who can eat a puck and live to joke about it on social media.

If you are squeamish, we don’t recommend clicking after the jump. Like most other players who have fought a puck, Callahan lost. Proceed if you dare.

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Did Sidney Crosby flop after getting smacked by linesman (GIF)

The Pittsburgh Penguins lost a virtually meaningless game against the Carolina Hurricanes last night, and Sidney Crosby paid the price. The Penguins’ captain was smacked in the face as he skated from the bench area at the start of one of his shifts.

No penalty was called, which is an absolute outrage. Did you see the way Crosby hit the deck? The referee obviously whacked him pretty hard, and the play should have drawn a roughing or high hit penalty at minimum. Was it intentional? That’s debatable. We’re just glad Sid is OK.

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GIF via Deadspin

Jonathan Toews injured by huge hit from Brooks Orpik (Video)

Brooks-Orpik-levels-Jonathan-ToewsChicago Blackhawks nation is holding its collective breath after Jonathan Toews left Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with what appeared to be an injured left arm. Toews, who has not missed a game this season, was the recipient of a massive hit from Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik in the second period.

Orpik lowered his shoulder and leveled Toews with what appeared to be a clean hit. Some have argued that Orpik, a known big hitter, targeted the head area, but he lowered his shoulder and did not lead with his elbow. Toews skated off under his own power but did not return to the game.

Orpik is not expected to face disciplinary action for the hit.

“There’s no penalty,” he said after the game, according to the Chicago Tribune. “I think that hit happens 10 times a game.”

Toews has racked up 68 points this season and is arguably Chicago’s most important player. The Blackhawks have lost four of their last five games and are not playing their best hockey heading into the postseason. If Toews is forced to miss a significant amount of time, they could be in serious trouble in the first round.

Jonathan Quick makes absurd save against Jets (Video)

Jonathan Quick made 24 saves in the Los Angeles Kings’ 4-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, and none were as pretty as the one seen above.

Seriously, how the heck did he do that? I mean that’s using your entire body to make a save. Now you know where they get the expression “stand on his head” when describing goalies. Wow.

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Quick entered Saturday’s game fourth in the NHL with 2.06 goals allowed per game.

Sean Avery calls Martin Brodeur ‘fatso’ after Dancing With the Stars comment

Sean AverySean Avery appeared on the latest season of “Dancing With the Stars” for just one week before being voted off. He and partner Karina Smirnoff were one of two pairs that were given the boot after week one, and New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur seemed to enjoy his former nemesis being eliminated so soon.

On Wednesday, Brodeur told NJ.com’s Randy Miller that he has never watched “Dancing With the Stars” but heard Avery didn’t do so hot.

“I didn’t watch – I don’t watch those shows – but I was watching NHL Network and they mentioned it,” Brodeur said. “What more could he do to embarrass himself? There it is!”

Several years ago, the NHL had to create a rule called the “Avery Rule” after the former New York Rangers goon stood in front of Brodeur facing him while waving his stick like a madman. Avery was attempting to screen Brodeur, but he wasn’t even paying attention to the play or anything behind him. They have no been fond of each other since.

Deadspin pointed out that Avery fired back at Brodeur on Twitter Thursday.

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Woke up beside a super model? Awesome, bro. The supermodel he would be referring to is his fiancee Hilary Rhoda, who is obviously a great catch but there’s no need to go middle school here. Avery blamed the producers of “Dancing With the Stars” for his early exit from the show, which should surprise no one.

Milan Lucic calls Alexei Emelin a ‘chicken’ for low hit (Video)

Alexei-Emelin-low-hit-Milan-LucicFor those of you who were unaware, the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins dislike each other very much. They like each other a bit less after Monday night’s game.

Early in the first period, Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin threw a hit on Milan Lucic near center ice. Emelin went low, and Lucic was not happy about it. Neither was Zdeno Chara, who came in and drew a roughing penalty after leveling Emelin from behind. Lucic later tried to square off with Emelin, but he was unwilling to fight because he has a metal plate in his head.

“Whether it’s fair, legal or whatever you want to call it, if he wasn’t scared, he would stand up and hit me and not go after my knees,” Lucic said after the game, via CSNNE.com’s Joe Haggerty. “It just shows how big of a chicken he is that he needs to go down like that to take me down.”

Lucic and Emelin have a history together, as do many players on the Bruins and Canadiens. Lucic laid him out several times during Boston’s win over Montreal a couple of weeks ago, and Emelin injured his knee last season while taking a run at Lucic.

Emelin was not called for a penalty on Monday, but the hit was a bit low. It’s the type of hit that is technically legal but is frowned upon because it was so close to the knee. The Canadiens and Bruins are two of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference at the moment. Hockey fans should cross their fingers they meet in the playoffs.

Jason Fuchs loses part of finger after being hit by puck during game (Video)

jason-fuchs-fingerJason Fuchs’ first season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League will surely be one he’ll never forget because of what happened Saturday night.

The Rouyn-Noranda Huskies forward was hit in the hand by a shot during the third period of the team’s playoff game, resulting in Fuchs losing a portion of his finger. The detached parts were found in the 18-year-old’s glove and were able to be stitched.

Thankfully, Fuchs was able to accompany his teammates after the game, but there were obviously worrisome moments immediately after the moment.

“He shouted. No one knew what to do,” Rouyn-Noranda coach Gilles Bouchard said to TVA Sports after the game, according to CBSSports.com. “We were looking for pieces of his finger.”

In 57 games this season, Fuchs scored 14 goals and dished out 31 assists.

H/T Eye On Hockey