Logan Couture lost two more teeth tonight, but a win kept him smiling.
Couture – famous among San Jose Sharks fans for misplacing his chiclets on a regular basis because of his all-out style of play – was hit in the face by friend and ex-teammate Jason Demers. To add insult to injury, Christian Dvorak followed up with another blow.
That slow-mo replay tho 🙌 pic.twitter.com/mfAs7QpFxQ
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) April 29, 2021
As everybody else was watching linemate Rudolfs Balcers score a highlight-reel backhander, a visibly frustrated Couture stalked into the San Jose Sharks room, kicking something as he went down the hallway.
Was this a sign of a more serious injury?
Apparently not, as Couture emerged from the room minutes later, mostly unscathed. Surely, Balcers goal and a 4-2 San Jose Sharks victory over Arizona dulled the pain.
After the game, Couture was all smiles, as he recounted his ordeal.
"I almost made it through the whole season"
Logan Couture lost a couple more teeth tonight 😬 pic.twitter.com/JrMe8ORSn5
— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) April 29, 2021
“Hey, I almost made it through the whole season, man,” the San Jose Sharks captain joked. “Seven games left. Almost.”
Couture confirmed that Demers was the culprit: “He told me he’s missing two, he wanted to make it even.”
Well, that’s mean. Of course, Demers was clearly joking. Couture and Demers came up together in the San Jose system and were teammates on the Sharks from 2009-15.
Should Couture expect an apology text from his old buddy?
“He apologized on the ice,” Couture grinned, “that’s enough.”
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