Video: Ouch, David Backes Cut in Face by Skate

So you want to be a hockey player? Hockey players usually worry about getting hit with a stick to the face or sometimes a puck from a shot, but not usually a skate. Very scary moment in the Boston vs Arizona NHL match-up tonight.

Late in the first period, David Backes took an accidental skate to the face and immediately held his face and sped off the ice. No word yet on his status but stitches appear to be imminent and hopefully it is not more serious.

We are thankful Backes is OK that could have gone so much worse.