Scary moment late in the second period of Pittsburgh's game against Dallas on Thursday night when Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher following a strange sequence of events in front of the Stars' net.
After taking a cross-check to the back from Stars defenseman Alex Goligoski, Dupuis fell to the ice and was then almost immediately struck by a shot off the stick of Penguins defenseman Kris Letang. Whether it was due to the cross-check (which was not penalized), the shot, or a combination of the two, he remained on the ice for several minutes while being tended to by team doctors and trainers. He gave a thumbs up to the crowd as he was being removed from the game.
Dupuis missed half of the 2013-14 season due to a knee injury and was off to a great start for the Penguins this season, recording four points (one goal, three assists) over the first two games of the season.