How is your day going so far? Good? Alex Ovechkin's day has sucked. Early this morning, the Capitals captain took a hockey puck to the face. And, he needed to get 22 stitches in order to repair the damage. His explanation for what happened? "It's hockey." Yep, it is. And, he's a hockey player, so don't expect him to take any time off for it.

See the damage done to Ovie's chin by clicking through the thumbs gallery above.

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[via The Big Lead]