Kevin Klein lost part of his ear in the first period, then found the back of the net in overtime to give the New York Rangers a stirring 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Klein was bloodied by a high stick from Pittsburgh’s Zach Sill that ripped off part of his ear.
That was reattached, and Klein resumed his role on the ice and scored for the second straight game.
“Good for him. He lost a piece of his ear, and they sewed it back,” Rangers coach Alain Vigneault said. “Say what you want about hockey players, but they are tough.”
Klein posted a photo of his ear on Tuesday after a visit to a doctor.