WASHINGTON, D.C. - How complete was Florida's effort Saturday?
Shawn Matthias left the game after taking a puck to the face while trying to block a shot, Brad Gilbert leapt in front of a shot late in the game and took the puck off his ankle and Marcel Goc got into his first NHL fight in his 502nd game.
Matthias returned to the game but visited a doctor after the game. He was struck near one of his eyes. Gilbert was seen limping around with a huge bag of ice on his swollen ankle.
Krys Barch also took a big hit and was upended, leaving him with numerous facial lacerations. Barch, while in the penalty box, yanked out a loose tooth and then offered it to a fan who watched in amazement.