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2015 NHL Winter Classic: Puck hits Alex Ovechkin's throat

He got right back up! What a champ.

Alex Ovechkin got hit in the throat with a puck during the NHL Winter Classic on Thursday. And he didn't even care!

If that happened to a normal person, they'd still be on the ground asking for water or an ice pack or something. Ovi just got up and kept playing. He even did an interview with Pierre McGuire after the period was over.

It seems like "I got hit in the throat with a puck" would be the perfect excuse for getting out of an interview. What a missed opportunity.

(H/T @myregularface)