Capitals vs. Lightning: Mike Green's shot shatters Nate Thompson's visor

Greg Fiume

Thompson suffered a bad cut on the play.

WARNING: Both the video and a GIF contain blood. If you're squeamish, read at your own risk.


Thank goodness Nate Thompson wears a visor, or else a scary play on Saturday could've been ten times as dangerous.

With the Caps on a power play, Mike Green set up at the point and fired a laser towards the net. It elevated quickly and poor Nate Thompson couldn't get out of the way in time.

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It looks like he moved his head into a position where the puck hit the side of his visor, causing it to come flying off. If he hadn't been wearing a visor then it could've hit his temple. Luckily Thompson was able to skate off, but the cut to his face was pretty bad.

LAST WARNING! Blood droplet GIF below.

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Yeesh. It looks like Thompson will be okay after some stitching up, but it could've been much worse if he hadn't have worn a visor.

Just look at what's left of his face shield:

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