In Game 2 of the San Jose Sharks’ opening-round series with the Las Vegas Golden Knights Friday night, Sharks’ center Logan Couture wound up blocking a shot in a way he didn’t intend to: with his groin. Here’s video of that:
— Vinnie Parise (@VinnieParise) April 13, 2019
This came partway through the second period, and Couture was down for a while. He left the ice, but then returned to the lineup in the third period. Afterwards, though, he told reporters that not only did this hurt, it left him worried about his anatomy:
Logan Couture after blocking a shot with his groin: "I thought I lost my testicle" (is it still there?) "luckily." Also smiles when asked about the 5-on-3 power play. pic.twitter.com/AGVdnm334i
— Brian Truong (@_BrianTruong) April 13, 2019
It’s good to hear that Couture didn’t actually lose a testicle thanks to this. This was undoubtedly painful enough as it was. And the Sharks lost 5-3 as well, with some of that coming after a Brent Burns goal that would have put them up 4-3 was controversially disallowed thanks to a goalie interference call on Couture, leading to the Golden Knights scoring on the ensuing power play (which is the other element Couture’s referencing in the above clip). The series resumes Sunday night in Las Vegas; hopefully no testicles will be threatened in that one.