As in a vicious cockfight, being on the ice in the NHL requires having your head on a swivel—even during the usually uneventful pre-game warmups. Just ask Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall, who was treated last night to some non-consensual facial reconstruction by teammate Corey Potter's skate.
After Hall lost an edge and slid into fellow Oiler Ladislav Smid, Potter (who wasn't wearing a helmet, which is permitted during warmups) tried to jump over the pileup, but couldn't quite make it.
Blade, meet face. Blood, meet ice.
Luckily for Hall, a plastic surgeon was on site in Columbus to stitch him up. That's why you make it to the pros, people. Not a single one of the Real Housewives have that type of express service. Insult was later added to his injury when the Blue Jackets prevailed, 4-2.