And nobody realizes that more then New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech. Especially after the young player chased down New York Rangers center Derek Stepan after a defensive zone turnover and came up with a nasty cut from Stepan's foot Gitsu.
Stepan was racing to the net as a fallen Pelech swiped at the puck only to have his face make contact with the inadvertent skate.
Pelech did leave the bench for a portion of the period, but managed to return — thankful that it wasn't a whole lot worse.
Adam Pelech's cut makes him look like one of the old 12" G.I. Joe figures. #Isles pic.twitter.com/oOxBK78J0Z— Dan Saraceni (@cultureoflosing) January 15, 2016