I saved and scanned this blurb from yesterday's NY Times for a few reasons.
#1: To restate the obvious, hockey players are fearless.
#2: To point out again that hockey players are tough.
#3: Volunteering to put your body between a 70 MPH frozen projectile is crazy.
#4: Because sometimes reporting the facts can be funny.
#5: Knowing their teammate needed reconstruct his face after blocking a shot did not deter the Flyers from getting in the way of 14 more. (See points 1 and 2.)
PS: Ian Laperriere, get well soon.
Bloddy video of the blocked shot on the jump.