In a scene straight out of the “Three Stooges,” Florida Panthers teammates John Madden and Tomas Kopecky collided mid-ice, with Madden getting badly bloodied.
The collision occured in the first two minutes of Game 7 against the Devils, and unsurprisingly, Madden returned later in the period after missing about 13 minutes. You know the only thing worse than getting jacked up by a teammate? Getting jacked up by a teammate in a losing effort; The Devils won 3-2 in double overtime to advance to the second round. New Jersey visits Philadelphia for Game 1 on Sunday.
Below is a look at Madden’s crooked, cotton-filled nose later in the game: